Full time epidemiologist

University of Antwerp
September 04 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

NSETHIO, an ERC funded project, to study the cause of nodding syndrome and epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic countries is looking for a motivated candidate to join the research team as a:

Full time epidemiologist

Job description

  • Participate in a trans-disciplinary research project to identify the cause of nodding syndrome and epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic regions.

  • Supervision of PhD students.

  • Visiting research sites in Africa and assisting in coordinating local research activities.

  • Report on project progress and results.

  • Writing scientific publications on project results.

  • Assist in attracting external research funding.

Profile and requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of epidemiology, experience with statistical data analysis, and experience in using statistical software (SAS, STATA, or R).

  • Experience with participating in a research project in in developing countries (preferably in Africa) is an important asset.

  • Excellent organizational skills and able/willing to work in remote places in Africa.

  • Strong interest in scientific work; flexible, autonomous, strong sense of initiative and responsibility.

  • Good communicative skills, collaborative and multidisciplinary interest.

  • Good publication record and experience with grant writing.

  • Excellent knowledge of English, both oral and written.

  • Good knowledge of French, both oral and written.

We offer

  • an initial 12 months fixed-term contract for a full-time position, extendable with a minimum of two additional years after positive evaluation. The position can be taken up immediately, but timing can be agreed upon; salary according to university standard remuneration rates, depending on academic qualifications and former professional experience.

How to apply?

  • Application deadline: 10 September 2017

  • To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a summary of your motivation and relevant experience to Prof Robert (Bob) Colebunders, robert.colebunders@uantwerpen.be.

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

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