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Junior researcher in field-based studies in leprosy control

Leprosy is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) with approximately 200,000 new cases detected annually in Asia, Africa and South America. The department of …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
's-Gravendijkwal, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2750 - € 4361 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

Leprosy is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) with approximately 200,000 new cases detected annually in Asia, Africa and South America. The department of Public Health has for two decades been involved in field studies focusing on the development and assessment of preventive interventions such as chemoprophylaxis for close contacts of leprosy patients. The researcher will be involved in several leprosy projects with the task to support data collection and database management at field/national level, perform data analysis and contribute to the writing of scientific papers. The researcher is expected to publish in high impact peer-reviewed journals. Traveling will be an important component of the work.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher with a Master of Science degree in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Medicine, or related field with an interest in infectious diseases and experience with epidemiological data analysis. The candidate should demonstrate a strong affinity with and capacity for database management, modern Research Data Management practices, and be able to programme in the Office environment (VBA, C#) and query databases (SQL). Experience with Access, MySQL or other database systems together with quantitative skills, including statistics and statistical programming is essential. Knowledge of web- or cloud-based data collection tools like Google Aggregate is a plus. In addition, the candidate will be required to travel regularly to field countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and have well-developed cultural sensitivity and communication skills to work with local researchers and study participants. Previous experience conducting research, preferably in low- and middle income countries, is required. The candidate should have good command of the English language, both verbally and in writing.

Being able to present a certificate of good conduct, a valid proof of identity, diploma's and/ or relevant registration such as BIG/ RGS are conditions for the appointment.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

The position is offered for four years leading to a PhD, depending on positive evaluation. The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 4.361,- (scale 10), depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Additionele informatie

For more information about this position, please contact Prof.Dr. Jan Hendrik Richardus, e-mail: j.richardus@erasmusmc.nl. For queries regarding your application, please contact Jerry Chandansingh, recruiter, phone number: +31 (0)6 500 310 06.

If you are excited by the thought of this position and would like to apply, please do so by using the application form on our website. Please include in your application: motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae, references, and publications (where relevant, attached as pdf).