The Centre of Tropical Medicine and Global Health is a collection of research groups within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, who are permanently based in Africa and Asia. Our research ranges from clinical studies to behavioural sciences, with capacity building integral to all of our activities. Tropical Medicine and Global Health recruits for a number of research and professional support roles. Scroll down the page to see the current job vacancies by location.
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The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Mathematical modeller/Mathematical Epidemiologist based in Vietnam working in the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit. We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated, analytically-minded postdoctoral research scientist that (1) has a quantitative background in modern methods in mathematical epidemiology, disease dynamics, and model-fitting, and (2) wishes to use this opportunity to build a research team around their own research questions.
The research focuses on analysing time series of infectious disease case reports based on serology rather than symptoms and reporting patterns. In southern Vietnam, we have been performing continuous general-population serum collection since 2009. Microarray-based assays have converted this serum collection into a time series of antibody measurements. For dengue and influenza, we are working to transform this antibody time series into an incidence time series. This is currently the largest serological data set in the world, and the only one structured as a time series.
Your duties will include analysing large serological data time series, defining and answering scientific questions in influenza and dengue epidemiology, presenting research in peer-reviewed scientific publications and at international conferences.
You will have a PhD focused on mathematical modelling, quantitative biology, disease dynamics, big data analysis, statistics, biostatistics, or a related field, experience in a programming language like C++, Java, Python, or similar and proven ability to work collaboratively and well under pressure.
The position is available on a full-time basis for 2 years in the first instance.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 16 September 2015 will be considered.
Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand
Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.
The World-Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), in collaboration with the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) is looking for a bright and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Pharmacometrician.
Based in Bangkok, Thailand the position will primarily involve developing pooled pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models utilising data from the WWARN repository to optimise treatment regimens for malaria. Duties will include setting research objectives, writing research papers for publication in international and peer-reviewed journals, and representing the project at national and international meetings.
You will have a PhD in pharmacokinetics or a related area, evidence of publications or other scientific outputs, proven experience in nonlinear mixed effects modelling and the ability to prioritise workload, work independently and within a team and demonstrate effective communication skills.
This position is available on a full-time basis for a fixed-term until September 2016 in the first instance.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 7 September 2015 will be considered.