Senior Postdoctoral Epidemiologist, Zoology, Oxford


Senior Postdoctoral Epidemiologist


One year fixed-term, potentially renewable for a further 3.5 years

Grade 8: £36,862 - £44,016 p.a. with a discretionary range to £48,096 p.a.

The global distribution of dengue is poorly known and we have identified three broad goals aimed at addressing this issue. First, to develop a contemporary dengue occurrence map at a global scale. Second, to investigate the potential impact of environmental change on this distribution and provide occurrence maps for 2020, 2050 and 2080. Third, to extend the science of dengue risk mapping by demonstrating, in Vietnam, that it is possible to measure, and thus map, the endemic seroprevalence of the disease, and that this can be used as a rational guide for control. Put simply this new post is responsible for delivering this vision.

The work will be undertaken under the umbrella of the International Research Consortium on Dengue Risk Assessment, Management and Surveillance (IDAMS), a collaborative project of 15 participants funded by the EC to research the comprehensive control of dengue fever under changing climatic conditions.

You will have experience of leading post-doctoral research in the field of epidemiology and spatial modelling, and the proven ability to deliver research results demonstrated by an excellent publication record. Strong communication skills are essential and experience using Bayesian geostatistics is highly desirable. The successful candidate must have a Post-graduate degree (PhD or equivalent) in epidemiology or a related subject

Only applications received before 6 December 2011 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV.

Further information. Vacancy ID:101442