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Closing dates in September

Post-doctoral fellow in Neglected Tropical Disease modeling
Global Epidemiology and Biostatistics Group, University of Notre Dame, USA
Position available immediately

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Global Epidemiology and Biostatistics Group led by Prof. Edwin Michael at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Eck Institute for Global Health, to model the global elimination of the vector-borne disease, lymphatic filariasis (LF), in partnership with The Task Force for Global Health, Inc, (TFGH), Georgia, USA. The successful candidate for the modeling position must be proficient in mathematical model construction and analysis and interested in the application of these methods to modeling the elimination of the complex mosquito-borne macroparasitic disease, LF, against which a global elimination program using mass drug administration (MDA) is in progress. The candidate will join us in executing a new project funded by TFGH in order to apply and extend our current modeling work using a multi-vector LF model in conjunction with sentinel site data from endemic regions in order to predict the prospects of LF elimination given observed MDA and vector coverage, and post MDA infection data

Contact Dr. Edwin Michael at eigh@nd.edu for more information.

Professor of Public Health & Evidence in Communicable Disease Epidemiology
University of Warwick - Warwick Medical School

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2014

The University of Warwick (UoW) is looking to appoint a senior academic trained in public health, applied epidemiology and communicable disease control. You will provide strategic leadership to the development, establishment and running of Evidence in Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control (ECDEC) team, closely affiliated to the Warwick Evidence team. The ECDEC team is co-funded by the University and Public Health England (PHE) and supported by additional training posts from Health Education England. You will undertake research to improve the evidence base in communicable disease control and together with the ECEDC team will provide a service to Public Health England, particularly in relation to defining the evidence base for specific communicable disease control problems. You will join the Division of Health Sciences in WMS which offers a vibrant research-active multidisciplinary grouping of more than 30 PIs in health services research methods such as statistics, clinical trials, health psychology, health economics, systematic reviewing, nursing, qualitative research methods, leadership, organisational studies and primary care. You will be expected to develop strategic links with other relevant research groups in WMS (e.g. with the Statistics and Epidemiology Unit and the Clinical Trials Unit and health economists) as well as across the University more broadly, with relevant Warwick Schools and departments such as Mathematics, Economics, Life Sciences and colleagues in WIDER (Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research centre), to develop programmes of research and teaching in evidence in communicable disease epidemiology.

£75,249 to £101,451. Click here for more information.

Chair (Clinical) in Clinical Microbiology
University of Sheffield - Department of Infection and Immunity
Closing date for applications: 1 September 2014

The Institute is growing the scale and ambition of our biomedical research activities with a multi-million pound investment in a strategic, flagship project, to establish Sheffield as a centre for understanding infectious disease associated with important, antibiotic resistant, pathogens. The Institute will bridge the gap between basic, underpinning science and clinicians who interact directly with patients to provide effective treatment, focusing on the major bacterial pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. We are seeking to recruit a talented individual with a significant research portfolio in Microbiology, Virology or Infectious Disease, to enhance and expand our established team. You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with a proven ability to attract regular funding and publish papers in high quality journals. You will hold full registration with the General Medical Council and a current licence to practice, along with FRCPath or equivalent.

£75,249 to £101,451. Click here for more information.

Research Fellow in Systems Approaches to Zoonotic Disease Risks
Nr Potters Bar, Hertfordshire/Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Surrey

Closing date for applications: 2 September 2014

We are looking for a Research Fellow to develop a research programme in integrated analysis of biological (e.g. molecular), environmental and anthropogenic data for the purpose of improved prevention and control of animal and zoonotic diseases. This two year research fellowship aims to further build capacity in the intelligent use of quantitative sciences to combine biological with “system” data to better inform policy making on animal and public health issues, taking a holistic approach to both disease and the physical environment. You will support ongoing projects in the relevant areas of One Health, spatial modelling and risk assessment and will be expected to apply for major grant/fellowship funding to extend the post for a further three to five years.

£31,731 to £35,564. Click here for more information.

Infectious-disease modeller working on sexually-transmitted infections (until 31 March 2019)
MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis & Modelling and NIHR Modelling Methodology Health Protection Research Unit, Imperial College London
Closing date for applications: 14 September 2014

The post-holder will conduct research on sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) within the context and research priorities of the newly- established Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) for Modelling Methodology. This is an excellent environment in which to develop one’s skills, experience, and research interests, and the long duration of the appointment (until 31 March 2019) provides the opportunity for considerable professional development and acquiring in-depth expertise in the subject area. The post provides an ideal opportunity for an ambitious modeller to gain experience in policy-driven infectious disease research in a multidisciplinary environment that combines scientific rigour with addressing questions of practical importance.

The goal is to develop more-robust, better-characterised models to assess the effectiveness of existing interventions and to inform decisions regarding future interventions. Specifically, we need to better-understand relationships between incidence and prevalence of infection and patterns detected in surveillance systems, how these relationships are affected by different patterns of care-seeking in different groups, and what is the contribution of these interacting processes to geographic heterogeneity.

£33,410 - £37,070 per annum (Research Associate) / £29,350 - £32,520 per annum (Research Assistant)

Click here for more information.

Research Associate in Modelling and Health Economics,
Infection and Population Health, UCL

Closing date for applications: 14 September 2014

Applicants are invited for a Research Associate position that provides a unique opportunity for a researcher to participate in research specific to health economic evaluations alongside trials and other large observational studies of tuberculosis and hepatitis C infection. This is a post for a (non-clinical) research associate in infectious disease modelling and health economics, to add to the growing group of health economics researchers at UCL and its partner institutions. The post is a combination of academic and research design work. The post is funded until 30 November 2016 in the first instance and is available immediately.

£33,353 to £40,313. Click here for more information.

 

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