Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glasgow - College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Research Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine

The post-holder will contribute to the project: Cultural, social and economic influences on ongoing Schistosoma mansoni transmission, despite a decade of mass treatment, and the potential for change working with Dr Poppy Lamberton and Prof. Nick Hanley.

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 (Lucy Pickering), 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 two trips 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.

Informal enquiries should be made to: or

This post is full time and has funding up to 31 August 2019.

The interview date will be 13 April 2018 and the proposed start date is 1 May 2018.

For more information and to apply online, please refer to

Closing date:  25 March 2018

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We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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