Organisation: Tulane University: School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine: Tropical Medicine (TRMD)
Location: New Orleans, USA
Open Date: Jun 4, 2021
The Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation (CAMRE), within the Department of Tropical Medicine at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow to work on two malaria projects in Zambia, as well as potentially other countries. The postdoctoral fellow will split their time approximately equally between two sponsored research projects. The first project is MACEPA 4, funded by PATH via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The faculty of CAMRE have worked closely with members of PATH-MACEPA, as well as collaborating closely with the Zambia National Malaria Elimination Centre (NMEC), since 2008 to develop and test evidence-based strategies to lower the malaria burden and eliminate transmission sub-nationally. Under this project, the postdoctoral fellow will work closely with PATH and the NMEC to support ongoing malaria elimination strategies and provide technical support for the design and analysis of priority evaluation and operations research activities. The second project is a large ongoing community randomized controlled trial of a new vector control tool, attractive targeted sugar baits, funded by PATH through the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC). The trial has just recently finished baseline data collection and is scheduled to continue for another two years. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work closely with PATH and partners to conduct epidemiological fieldwork, data analysis and results reporting on the trial.
CAMRE (www.camre-tulane.org) was established in 2013, with the focus of improving malaria programs through applied evaluation research that establishes robust evidence to guide malaria control and elimination efforts. The individual hired will join the Center’s small but growing team.
The rank of the position will depend on the experience and will be at the postdoctoral (or research scientist) level. Salary range is expected to be between $60,000 – $70,000.
The position will require frequent and at times prolonged travel to Zambia, as well other US and international locations. Candidates should have the following credentials, skills and experience:
- PhD in a field related to epidemiology, with a focus on malaria epidemiology highly desirable.
- Skills in advanced data analysis, especially with a focus on econometric methods, spatial analytics, and/or causal inference.
- Experience in designing and implementing research projects, including protocol development, submitting protocols for ethical approval, questionnaire development, field work / primary data collection, electronic data capture systems, fieldwork training, fieldwork supervision and quality control, data management and data analysis.
- Experience with integrating and analyzing data from multiple sources, including household surveys, cohorts, routine health information systems, remote sensing platforms, program records, surveillance systems and entomology is highly desirable.
- An emerging track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
- Demonstrated experience in working with large and diverse research teams.
Interested individuals must submit their application via Interfolio and must include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) contact information of three references, and (3) a letter summarizing their experience as it relates to this position.
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
For questions, please contact PI and Search Committee Chair, Dr. Thom Eisele via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
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