ZooLinK epidemiology postdoctoral research associate

Nov 6, 2015 | Past opportunities, ZELS Project

Institution: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Institute of Infection and Global Health, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Salary range: £32,277 – £33,242 pa

Location: International Livestock Research Institute campus Nairobi, Kenya

Ref: R-589826/WWW

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:00:00 GMT

We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to a BBSRC/RCUK/DFID funded research programme entitled “Zoonoses in Livestock in Kenya (ZooLinK)”.  You will be responsible for field management of the project in our study site in Kenya, for managing study design, data and sample collection and for collation and analysis of a large, complex data set focused around the surveillance of zoonotic diseases in domestic livestock and people.  You will be involved in managing a field and laboratory team based in our facility in western Kenya (town of Busia), establishing routine procedures in our diagnostic laboratory, undertaking statistical analysis of data and producing reports and papers for publication in peer reviewed journals.

You will join a large and busy interdisciplinary research team based largely in Kenya, with a base at our partner institute the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi and our principal field site in Busia, western Kenya.  You will have visiting scientist status at ILRI.  You will be expected to spend 95% of your time in Kenya, with an initial 80%:20% split between Busia in year 1 and a 60%:40% split in years 2 and 3. You should have a PhD epidemiology, or a closely related subject, with relevant laboratory and field experience, ideally in an African setting. Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential, as is a willingness to travel. The post is available for three years.

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