Position: Postdoctoral Fellow/Epidemiologist -- Institut Pasteur du Cambodge

It is an exciting time to join the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia to perform studies on malaria elimination. The missions of the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia are public health expertise, operational research and training. For 65 years, its research and expert activities have focused on infectious diseases: malaria, dengue, HIV, tuberculosis, Influenza virus, encephalitis virus and rabies. Our skills involve surveillance, diagnosis, drug resistances, mechanisms of emergence, genetics and genomics, risk measurement and control.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
 
Join the Epidemiology Unit team of the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia on a unique Malaria Elimination operational research inside Cambodian forests!
 
We are seeking a
Postdoctoral Fellow/Epidemiologist
 
Supporting the Epidemiology Unit of the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia (IPC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
 
Responsibilities include ensuring progress of a large and ambitious malaria elimination study inside Cambodian forests and analytically assessing malaria epidemiology and transmission in this environment as well as other characteristics of vulnerable forest populations. This project is within the frame of ambitious operational research projects funded by Global Fund. In Cambodia, and South East Asia in general, malaria is mostly transmitted inside forest and malaria elimination is a top priority because of widespread antimalarial drug resistance. Our research will contribute to one of the major Public Health challenges of the coming decade: malaria elimination!
 
The incumbent works under the Head of Epidemiology Unit, with the following responsibilities:
  • Initiates, develops, and collaborates in preparing research proposals and grant applications, including study design.
  • Assists in producing technical and progress reports.
  • Assists project execution, in particular those aspects necessary to the accumulation of data from clinical epidemiologic analysis.
  • Performs appropriate clinical epidemiologic analyses and generates knowledge products on results including material for peer-reviewed venues such as scientific reports for scholarly dissemination at professional meetings and in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Uses major statistical programs for data storage, merging and manipulation, data analysis and generation of figures and tables.
  • Works both independently and collaboratively to analyze and to correctly interpret data across disciplines that apply to Health-centered outcomes.
  • Periodically participate in supporting educational activities.
  • Will work in partnership with National Malaria Control Program of Cambodia and with other research units from Institute Pasteur of Cambodia (Malaria Molecular Epidemiology Unit).
  • Completes other projects as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge clinical research, as well as statistical analysis, epidemiology, and study design. Proficiency with statistical software packages such as STATA and/or R. Communication skills and fluency in Medical English are essential.
 
Education/Training Requirements: A doctoral-level degree in epidemiology with a focus on clinical settings.
 
Minimum Experience: > 4 years of experience in epidemiology. Ideally, the successful applicant will have work experience as a healthcare provider, and/ or substantial community-level public health or clinical product research experience.
 
Physical Capabilities and Work Environment: Requires long periods of sitting and standing and working at a computer. Travels and sleeping in resource-limited sites (forest environments) will be required.
 
Location of position: Phnom Penh (Cambodia) with regular field missions.
 
Dates of position:
 
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
 
End date of contract: December 31st, 2020.
 
To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and a brief cover letter and salary expectations to Patrice PIOLA at ppiola@pasteur-kh.org.
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