Research Associate

University of Glasgow - Research Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

To make a leading contribution to the project: Cultural, social and economic influences on ongoing Schistosoma mansoni transmission, despite a decade of mass treatment, and the potential for change. This research post will help the project team address the questions of what are the main factors related to risks of catching this disease and of transmitting it to others; the likely effects of alternative investments in water quality etc on risks; and how information and social norms can impact on stated choices in this setting.

The project combines parasitology, anthropology and economics to try to answer these questions over a 2-year time period. Two main work packages are involved in the field, one led by an anthropologist, and one by an economist (Nick Hanley). The post doc will work closely with all team members, including local collaborators in Uganda, in achieving the project’s main objectives. The post doc would have to make at least one trip of 1-4 weeks duration, and might be asked to make one or two more trips of similar duration in addition to this, depending on how the project evolves.

Specifically, the postholder will conduct, manage and publish research in the area of interventions to reduce risks of transmission and re-infection making use of stated preference choice methods, as well as assist in managing and directing this complex and challenging project. Knowledge and experience of stated preference methods will be beneficial for this position.

This post is full time, with funding available to 31 March 2020.

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