Call for Applications - PhD, Postdoctoral fellows and Junior faculty - Department of Medical Microbiology UGMS

Starting November 8, 2022 - Ending November 8, 2023

Call for Applications

PhD, Postdoctoral fellows and Junior Faculty

 

The West Africa mathematical Modeling Capacity Development (WAMCAD): an Anglophone-francophone-lusophone partnership, a program based at the Department of Medical Microbiology of the University of Ghana Medical School, through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Disease Modeling, is pleased to announce opportunities for junior faculties, postdoctoral research fellows and PhD students. The objective of this programme is to enhance technical capacity development in malaria and NTD modeling through a multi-track training programme.

We are looking for self-motivated individuals who could explore the potential of using mathematical modelling to support disease control programmes. Candidates will work on studies under the supervision of local and international mentors to develop statistical, mathematical and/or computational models, and apply this to malaria datasets and interpret the results with the aim of supporting efforts to control malaria and NTDs. The studentship is funded for 1-3 years depending on the track. Junior faculties and postdocs will be offered 1–2-year funding. During this period, you will participate in relevant group meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars; and you will communicate your findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals. There are several positions available. Trainees will undertake projects that include but not limited to:

a. Understanding changes in malaria/NTD transmission due to interventions and ecological changes

b. Using models to identify methods to improve intervention for malaria and NTDs

c. Impact of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes on malaria/NTD transmission

d. Urban malaria transmission and control

e. The effect of climate on malaria/NTD incidence and spread in different ecological zones of Ghana

 

Requirements for full time postdoctoral fellows and junior research scientists/faculties

· Have a PhD in malaria or NTD Public Health, Entomology, Parasitology, Epidemiology, Population biology, Genomics, Computational biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science or a similarly quantitative discipline.

· Have a strong background in data analysis and programming in R, Python, C++, MATLAB, SQL etc.

· Have excellent writing and communication skills and a good publication record.

· Be willing to work as part of an interdisciplinary team

Requirements for full time PhD students

· Have enrolled in a PhD programme and have completed their first year course work or about to complete.

· Hold Master's degree in infectious disease Public Health, Entomology, Parasitology, Epidemiology, Population biology, Genomics, Computational biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science or a similarly quantitative discipline, especially on malaria or NTDs.

· Have a strong background in data analysis and programming in R, Python, Stata, C++, MATLAB, SQL etc

· Have excellent writing and communication skills.

· Be willing to work as part of an interdisciplinary team

 

PhD students who already have research objectives may enroll to have 1-2 modeling objectives added to their objectives to enjoy scholarship from the WAMCAD.

How to apply Interested and qualified applicants are to APPLY HERE or send a letter of motivation and their CV to this email: rcvdr@gmail.com.

 

Deadline: 30th November 2022