Research Assistant in Malaria Atlas Project

University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

(2 posts)

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (moving to the Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus Headington, upon completion) Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in Malaria Atlas Project (MAP), led by Professor Peter Gething. MAP brings together researchers based around the world with expertise in a wide range of disciplines from public health to mathematics, geography, and epidemiology. We work together to generate new and innovative methods of mapping malaria risk. Ultimately our goal is to produce a comprehensive range of maps and estimates that will support effective planning of malaria control at national and international scales.

Currently, the MAP group is engaged on two flagship programmes: the creation of global prediction maps of malaria prevalence and incidence in collaboration with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Washington (led by Professor Peter Gething), and the creation of a suite of databases and online applications to enable effective curation of malariometric data (led by the MAP Programme Manage, Mike Thorn).

The primary role of this position will be to assist core MAP researchers in the preparation of model inputs, implementation of workflows, and dissemination of results, including assisting writing papers for peer reviewed publication and presenting results. As such, we view this position as a potential springboard towards an academic career and thus we are seeking an ambitious applicant who is eager to contribute to high-level research.

You will have a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject and excellent levels of numeracy as evidenced by either a maths A-level, a degree with mathematical content, or work experience requiring strong numeracy skills. You will have strong data manipulation skills, knowledge of the basics of infectious disease epidemiology, and proficiency in scientific writing.

The position is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance and is funded by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), The University of Washington, Seattle.

Please quote ref. 126346 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 19 December 2016 can be considered.

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