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The STPH is looking for Research assistant(s) for economic analysis of interventions against parasitic diseases (80-100%)

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Date de clôture : mercredi 2 janvier 2019

The STPH is looking for Research assistant(s) for economic analysis of interventions against parasitic diseases (80-100%)

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is the biggest institution for public health, international health and tropical medicine in Switzerland. The institute with over 700 employees delivers a sustainable contribution with its research, education and services to the improvement of health worldwide.

The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), within the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, has several large programs of applied research to advance innovation, validation, and application in the field of public health, in particular on interventions against malaria and neglected tropical diseases.

Within the Infectious Disease Modelling and Household Economics and Health Systems Research Units of EPH we are looking for : Research assistant(s) for economic analysis of interventions against parasitic diseases (80-100%)

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team providing evidence to international agencies and national disease control programs on cost and cost-effectiveness of interventions against parasitic diseases, especially malaria.

 

The main tasks will comprise :

  • Developing and standardizing costing models for interventions against parasitic diseases ;
  • Working with programs and other stakeholders to obtain relevant inputs to populate costing models ;
  • Applying costing models to estimate cost of interventions against parasitic diseases ;
  • Collaborating with modelers to link economic data to simulations of the health impact of interventions ;
  • Providing statistical analyses and reports on model outputs ;
  • Communicating with staff of global health organizations and national programs.

 

We are looking for candidates with :

  1. MSc or PhD in health economics, public health or a related discipline ;
  2. Expertise/background and interest in costing and cost-effectiveness of health interventions ;
  3. A proven track record in data analysis, cleaning, and modeling of (economic) data ;
  4. Advanced user of R or Stata ;
  5. Understanding of the epidemiology of parasitic diseases, especially malaria ;
  6. Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and in a culturally diverse environment ;
  7. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English, with good presentation skills ;
  8. Ability to deliver programs of work to tight deadlines.

Experience living in a low-income country, working in the field and/or interacting with health authorities are assets. The post will be based at the Swiss TPH in Basel but may involve travel. The successful applicant will receive a two year contract. This is intended to be a full-time (100%) position, but candidates hoping to work part-time may be considered.

The closing date for the position is 2 January 2019, and the successful candidate should be available to start work in the first quarter of 2019.

If you are interested, please submit your application online via the link provided below, in English with CV, motivation letter, complete course grades and the names and contact details of 2-3 referees.

Note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool. Applications via email or recruiting agencies will not be considered.

Contact :

For further information about the position please visit our website https://www.swisstph.ch/en/about/eph/ or contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Smith : [email protected] and Prof. Dr. Günther Fink : [email protected]

 

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