University of Glasgow Research Associate: Design of Large-scale Rabies Vaccination Programs

University of Glasgow
Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Ecology and Evolution Biology

The University of Glasgow is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work with a leading epidemiology research group (Haydon, Cleaveland, Hampson, Kao, Lembo) to study the design of large-scale rabies vaccination programs for domestic dogs in the developing world. We require an epidemiological modeller to work with a $10M Gates funded team conducting regional vaccination of dogs in Southern Tanzania, Kwazulu Natal, and the Philippines. The position will be based in the Boyd Orr Centre (http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/boydorr/) at the University of Glasgow but will require some international travel.

The purpose of the MRC-funded position is to conduct real-time analysis on data generated by the in-country vaccination teams and to advise and provide feed-back on control strategy. The position is supported by field teams and dedicated in-country Project Liason Officers, with provision of funds for GIS technical support and sequencing of rabies virus genomes. The ideal applicant will have advanced knowledge of different approaches to epidemiological modelling and control of infectious disease, good computer programming skills, some experience of spatial modelling and statistics, must enjoy working in a dynamic multi-disciplinary group, have good communication and people skills, and an interest in public health in developing countries.

Informal enquiries and further details are available from Professor Dan Haydon (D.Haydon@bio.gla.ac.uk).