Research Officer or Research Fellow, Multi-species malaria modelling

La Trobe University
May 16, 2024
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Research Officer or Research Fellow, Multi-species malaria modelling

Job No.: 567215

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term opportunity (2 years)
  • Research Only
  • Based at La Trobe University's Melbourne, Bundoora campus
  • About the position

    The Research Officer or Research Fellow, funded through a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grant, will take a leadership role in the development of a novel multi-species malaria computational transmission model and calibration of the model to data from malaria-endemic regions.

    At La Trobe, The Research Officer or Research Fellow will be a member of the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences), reporting to Dr Rebecca Chisholm. They will work closely with the Ideas Grant investigator team, led by Dr Angela Devine (Menzies School of Health Research) and Dr David Price (The University of Melbourne), and associated research higher degree student(s) to appropriately incorporate into the model interactions between malaria species, and integrate costs and quality of life data for the economic evaluation of interventions, based on statistical and economic principles.

    The appointee will have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in applied mathematics, computer science, statistics or a related discipline. Ideally, they will have prior knowledge of infectious disease modelling and Bayesian inference methods. They will have a developing research profile, with a demonstrated ability to publish scientific findings in the peer-reviewed literature.

    Please refer to the Position Descriptions for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm Thursday, 16th May 2024

    Position Enquiries: Rebecca Chisholm - Senior Lecturer, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

    Email: [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Bianca Trajanov - Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Email: [email protected]

    Position Description's below:

    PD- Research Officer -Level A.pdf

    PD- Research Fellow- Level-B.pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    This position does not offer sponsorship provisions.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (Please ensure to specify in your cover letter whether you are applying for Level A or Level B).
  • An up to date resume
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria “Skills and Knowledge for the position”, which is located in the relevant position description.
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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