Universiteit Antwerpen - Global Health Institute

NSETHIO, an ERC funded project to study the cause of nodding syndrome and epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic countries is looking for a full time epidemiologist (post-doc level) to join the research team 



Essential criteria:

  • Excellent knowledge of epidemiology, experience with data management and statistical data analysis
  • Experience with participating in a research project in developing countries (preferably in Africa) is an important asset
  • Excellent organizational skills and able/willing to travel to remote places in Africa
  • Strong interest in scientific work; flexible, autonomous, strong sense of initiative and responsibility.
  • Good communicative skills, collaborative and multidisciplinary interest
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both oral and written
  • Good knowledge of French, both oral and written 


  • Participate in a trans-disciplinary research project to identify the cause of nodding syndrome and epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic regions
  • Develop research protocols
  • Visiting research study sites in Africa and assisting in coordinating local research activities.
  • Writing scientific publications on project results
  • Assist in policy development based on study results 

We offer

  • An initial 12 months fixed-term contract for a full-time position, extendable with a minimum of two additional years after positive evaluation. The position can be taken up immediately, but timing can be agreed upon; salary according to university standard remuneration rates, depending on academic qualifications and former professional experience;


  • Application deadline: June 15th, 2017
  • To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a summary of your motivation and relevant experience to Prof Robert (Bob) Colebunders, robert.colebunders@uantwerpen.be
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