Postdoctoral Postion in Clinical Epidemiologist, The Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

The Unit Epidemiology and Control of Parasitic Diseases works on malaria along 4 main research lines: 1) Antimalarial drug resistanceand the efficacy of new drugs or drug combinations, 2) Malaria in pregnancy, 3) Malaria epidemiology and the evaluationof new interventions (including new approaches for pre-elimination), and 4) Biology of Plasmodium vivax. Assignment: • You provide the epidemiological support for the research projects within the unit’s portfolio • You will develop new projects within the unit’s research objectives • You support the ITM teaching modules in epidemiology. • You coach master and doctoral students in the unit. Profile: • You are a medical doctor with additional training in epidemiology as an asset, a PhD in a relevant field. • You have experience in malaria research; clinical trial experience is an advantage. • You have relevant experience in developing countries, i.e. Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and/or Latin America. • You have published in peer-reviewed journals and given presentations in international conferences. • You have experience with working in interdisciplinary teams. • You have experience with interactive teaching • You have sufficient knowledge of English and French to carry out field work. Knowledge of Spanish is an advantage. You speak Dutch or are prepared to learn the language. • You are willing to travel overseas.

Scholarship Deadline: before April 24, 2011

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