Full time epidemiologist job with University of Antwerp | Belgium

Application deadline: 10 September 2017

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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