Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for International Health

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Aug 2022

CENTRE for INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
DIVISION of HEALTH SCIENCES

About our team - Mō te tīma

The Centre for International Health is based in, and works across, the Division of Health Sciences. We are a core component of the cross-Divisional Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI), an official University of Otago Research Centre with >140 members, with the goal of fostering multi-disciplinary global health research. We facilitate and promote research to contribute to the understanding and improvement of health in collaboration with partners in under-resourced countries, while focusing on postgraduate training and strategic mentorship of future leaders.

The role - Te mahi

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to plan and conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses of published data on invasive salmonelloses, including nontyphoidal Salmonella invasive disease and typhoid fever, and to engage with related research projects. Working closely with the Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will facilitate relevant reviews and research, analyse data and write drafts of manuscripts, ensuring successful completion of the goals outlined for the Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium project.

Aspects of this role will involve facilitation of time-sensitive projects that are relevant to informing major global vaccine policy decisions and working with study team leaders in a range of international locations.

This position represents an exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s most research-intensive Universities and become part of a team helping to lead research in New Zealand.

Skills and experience - Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and able to work independently, enjoy working with data, the literature, and synthesising large amounts of data.

You must also have:

  • A Doctoral degree in a field related to the project with substantial experience in epidemiology, quantitative research methods, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis.
  • Appropriate research experience and publications.
  • Experience in infectious diseases epidemiology, especially of febrile illnesses and the burden of disease estimation methods.
  • Proven ability to communicate scientific findings and to write and publish scientific papers.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently.
  • Ability to maintain a professional approach with both staff and students while under pressure.
  • Evidence of collaborating with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple institutions.

Further details - Pūroko

This is full-time (1.0 FTE, normal hours Monday - Friday), fixed term position (one year), located in Dunedin.

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

Application - Tono

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV.
  • A Cover Letter.
  • Three referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.
  • An indication of the date you would expect to be available to take up the appointment.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2201091 will close on Sunday, 21 August 2022.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: www.otago.ac.nz/jobs

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy. E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.


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