Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Geospatial Modelling of Epidemiology

Big Data Institute (NDM), University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 with a discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.

The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) is seeking to appoint up to two Postdoctoral Research Scientists with a strong background in any field of geospatial modelling who will contribute to our mission of mapping Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malarias in low endemicity, pre-elimination settings.

You will work collaboratively with other scientists within the wider MAP group to develop probabilistic maps of malaria risk at national and sub-national level to evaluate the efficacy of past intervention strategies and to assist with the planning of future interventions. An understanding of spatiotemporal modelling and expertise in geostatistics, random-field models, or equivalent are essential. An understanding of the epidemiology of a vector-borne disease such as malaria is desirable but not essential.

You will contribute to and, as appropriate, lead in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles for publication of research findings from this work in open access journals. Travel to collaborators in Europe, the United States, Africa, and Asia will be part of the role.

You will hold or be close to completion of a PhD in mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, or a similar quantitative discipline equivalent experience.

This full-time position is fixed-term until 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will required to upload your CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

The closing date for this position will be 12.00 noon on Thursday 24 January 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-138641