Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Otago

New Zealand

August 21, 2022

Description

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, and meta-analysis. • 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 scientific papers. • 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.

Further details/Pūroko

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 activities.

Specific enquiries about the position may be directed to Professor John A. Crump, Centre for International Health via the contact details below.

Application/Tono

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 appointment.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2201093 will close on Sunday, 21 August 2022.

Additional Information

Contact: Professor John Crump

Position details: Information Statement

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Further Information: Department Website

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location

NZL-SI-Dunedin

Employment Status

Fixed Term

Salary Level and Range

Postdoctoral Fellow ($77,793)

Organisation

Health Sciences Divisional Office

Job Function

Research

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