Postdoctoral Fellow - Centre for International Health (3 years)-2201093
CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES
About our team/Mō te tīma
The Centre for International Health is based in, and works across, the
Division of Health Sciences. We are a core component of the cross-Divisional
Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI), an official University of Otago
Research Centre with >140 members, with the goal of fostering multi-
disciplinary global health research. We facilitate and promote research to
contribute to the understanding and improvement of health in collaboration
with partners in under-resourced countries, while focusing on postgraduate
training and strategic mentorship of future leaders.
The Role/Te mahi
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to plan and conduct systematic reviews
and meta-analyses of published data on the typhoid fever epidemiology, and to
engage with other invasive Salmonella disease and febrile illness research
projects. Working closely with the Principal Investigator, the successful
candidate will facilitate relevant reviews and research, analyse data, and
write drafts of manuscripts, ensuring successful completion of the goals
outlined for the Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium and related projects.
Aspects of this role will involve facilitation of time-sensitive projects that
are relevant to informing major global vaccine policy decisions and working
with study team leaders in a range of international locations.
This position represents an exciting opportunity to join one of the country's
most research-intensive Universities and become part of a team helping to lead
research in New Zealand.
Skills and Experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako
The successful candidate will be highly motivated and able to work
independently, enjoy working with data, the literature, and synthesising large
amounts of data.
You must also have:
• A Doctoral degree in a field related to the project with substantial
experience in epidemiology, quantitative research methods, systematic reviews,
• Appropriate research experience and publications.
• Experience in infectious diseases epidemiology, especially of febrile
illnesses and the burden of disease estimation methods.
• Proven ability to communicate scientific findings and to write and publish
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently.
• Ability to maintain a professional approach with both staff and students
while under pressure.
• Evidence of collaborating with students and staff from differing academic
and cultural backgrounds and across multiple institutions.
This is full-time (1.0 FTE, normally Monday – Friday), fixed term position
(three years), located in Dunedin.
The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with
living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent
work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most
beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and
a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor
Specific enquiries about the position may be directed to Professor John A.
Crump, Centre for International Health via the contact details below.
Candidates are requested to submit the following:
• A CV.
• A Cover Letter.
• Three referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.
• An indication of the date you would expect to be available to take up the
To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting
reference number 2201093 will close on Sunday, 21 August 2022.
Contact: Professor John Crump
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Salary Level and Range
Postdoctoral Fellow ($77,793)
Health Sciences Divisional Office