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Postdoc Tuberculosis and Diabetes in Uganda & Tanzania

Research related to the combination of diabetes and tuberculosis in AfricaDiabetes increases susceptibility to TB, and worsens TB treatment outcome. More than …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Geert Grooteplein Zuid, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2826 - € 4481 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

Research related to the combination of diabetes and tuberculosis in Africa
Diabetes increases susceptibility to TB, and worsens TB treatment outcome. More than 400 million people worldwide have diabetes and this number is increasing, especially in countries where TB is endemic. Relatively little is known about the effects of diabetes on TB in Africa.

The 'PROTID' (prevention of tuberculosis in diabetes) consortium (led by Prof. Reinout van Crevel, professor of Global health and Infectious Diseases at Radboudumc) will examine prophylactic treatment of latent tuberculosis infection among people with diabetes in Uganda and Tanzania in a phase 3 RCT - the first to be performed globally. PROTID will also examine screening algorithms, address quality of care and perform epidemiological and health-economic modeling of the impact of DM on TB in Africa.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Clinical and public health research in TB and combined TB and diabetes.
  • Working in a diverse and competitive international research group.
  • Contribution to capacity strengthening of Ugandan and Tanzanian partners.

Functie-eisen

  • (Bio)medical or relevant/comparable PhD degree.
  • An international PhD in global health, epidemiology or statistics is desirable.
  • Research or working experience in Africa or other tropical settings.
  • Good social skills, fun to work with.
  • Fluency in English writing and communication.

Conditions

Employment preferably starts January 2020.

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center's HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Additional information

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Reinout van Crevel, professor in Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before November 11, 2019.
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