Spatio-temporal methods and R packages for mapping and forecasting diseases affected by climate and the environment such as dengue, malaria and NTDs

Postdoc position within the GeoHealth group at KAUST

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Geospatial Statistics and Health Surveillance (GeoHealth) research group led by Dr. Paula Moraga (www.paulamoraga.com) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

The successful candidate will be involved in the development of spatial and spatio-temporal methods and R packages for mapping and forecasting diseases affected by climate and the environment such as dengue, malaria and neglected tropical diseases. The candidate will interact closely with collaborators in health departments in different countries, and will be provided with generous travel funding for conferences and collaborative work. No teaching duties are required although teaching opportunities may be provided if desired.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in statistics, epidemiology, ecology, or a related quantitative field, as well as excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Experience in spatial statistics, machine learning or spatial epidemiology would be an advantage.

The position comes with a very competitive tax-free salary and career development support, as well as benefits including free housing, free medical insurance, and free international schools.

Applicants should contact Dr. Paula Moraga (geohealthkaust@gmail.com) including the following documents:

  • Cover letter including a description of research experience and research interests
  • CV including a list of publications and names and contact information of three referees
  • Sample publications and other demonstrations of your research, writing and coding skills.
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Further information:
The Geospatial Statistics and Health Surveillance research group is in the Statistics Program (http://stat.kaust.edu.sa) within the Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (http://kaust.edu.sa). KAUST is an international, graduate level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries. The university encourages fundamental and goal-oriented research focused on finding solutions to problems in areas related to health, water, food, energy and the environment.

Type
Postdoc
Institution
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
City
Thuwal
Country
Saudi Arabia
Closing date
April 30th, 2021
Posted on
January 2nd, 2021 16:47
Last updated
January 2nd, 2021 16:47
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