The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, employs over 150 staff, provides undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and carries out research in a range of disciplines relevant to clinical epidemiology and public health.
We are looking for a
Study Coordinator / Epidemiologist (60-80%)
You will collaborate with epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and clinicians from the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS – Southern Africa study at ISPM Bern and project partners in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe and at the University of Cape Town. IeDEA-SA (www.iedea-sa.org) is an NIH funded consortium established in 2005 to address unique and evolving research questions in HIV/AIDS that are unanswerable by single cohorts.
You will coordinate dedicated field tracing studies to determine outcomes in patients lost to follow-up in participating HIV cohorts. The main tasks will be:
- Develop and implement the study protocol; obtain necessary ethics approvals.
- Provide oversight and training for local field staff on study procedures.
- Monitor study progress, data collection and quality.
- Oversee data analysis to estimate mortality among patients lost to follow-up.
- Contribute to the development of tools for the correction of program-level mortality for loss to follow-up.
- Contribute to publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at
- Master or PhD level qualification in epidemiology, other life science or healthcare-related field.
- 1-2 years relevant work experience with epidemiological studies.
- Experience working with an electronic data capture system (e.g., RedCAP).
- Strong organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and efficiently, to agreed timelines.
- Willingness to travel to remote settings in Africa (3-4 times per year).
- Previous experience working in resource-limited settings would be an advantage.
- Excellent knowledge of English (German or Portuguese are an advantage).
The post is available from July 2016, with negotiable starting date, and offered for 2 years initially with the possibility for renewal. The salary is based on the scale of Canton of Bern.
If you are looking for an exciting position in a highly motivated interdisciplinary team please send your CV with motivation letter to Professor Matthias Egger (e-mail email@example.com). The deadline for applications is 15 April 2016.
University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Bern, Switzerland, www.ispm.unibe.ch