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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £38,205 to £44,263
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th June 2024
Closes: 17th July 2024
Job Ref: JUN20247378

The African Snakebite Alliance is funded by the Wellcome Trust and aims to improve health outcomes for people affected by snakebite envenoming, by addressing the gaps in policy and practice in Africa. We have an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as part of The Centre for Snakebite Research & Interventions (CSRI) team. 

The successful candidate will join a substantial, multi-disciplinary research team dedicated to identifying and implementing systems and tools, to understand and improve the prevention and management of snakebite envenoming. This role will primarily contribute to research improving data on snakebite burden by spatial analysis methods undertaken by the African Snakebite Alliance, specifically in Ghana and Rwanda.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assess how remote sensing data and currently available epidemiological data can be best combined to predict geographical variation in snakebite risk and burden
  • Explore how predictions obtained from currently available data sources can be validated and/or improved by primary data-collection in selected locations
  • Understand the utility of snakebite risk maps in programmatic decision making and how snakebite risk data can best be presented to support this process
  • Work collaboratively in a research team and in partnership with external collaborators
  • Significantly contribute to the planning and advancement of research programmes

The ideal candidate will bring:

  • PhD in Statistics, Epidemiology or Public Health with a strong quantitative focus
  • Knowledge of the challenges of collecting clinical and epidemiological data in LMIC settings
  • Skilled in respondent-engagement for completion of community and hospital questionnaires, particularly with at-risk respondents suffering loss or disabilities
  • Experience of using relevant, contemporary analytical and statistical tools
  • Ability to submit high quality publications

Previous experience of research in epidemiology, research in LMIC setting (preferably Africa) and geostatistical analysis and/or modelling is also desirable criteria for this position however, this is not essential.

We are ideally looking for the postholder to have the ability and flexibility to travel to Ghana and Rwanda for this post. This is likely to be for 1-2 weeks at a time, once or twice per year.  

In return we offer:

  • A salary of £38,205 - £44,263 depending on experience
  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and additional Christmas closure days
  • Generous occupational pension schemes
  • Plus, a host of additional family friendly policies

Inclusion is central to our values at LSTM

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience. 

We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers. 

About LSTM 

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics. 

LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies   

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