Research Assistant Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Health Policy and Geography Group at the Institute for Environmental Decisions is offering a Research Assistant Position in Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance.

Project background
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) - the ability of microbes to evolve and resist treatment - is rising globally. In September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly declared AMR “the most urgent global risk”, and mandated its member states to establish national action plans against AMR, including improvements to epidemiological surveillance systems. This position is part of a project funded by the European Commission to improve surveillance in on AMR in animals and humans.

Job description
We are looking for an enthusiastic and quantitatively minded candidate to work on antimicrobial resistance in animals and humans. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in conducting structured literature reviews. This is a fixed term position for 1 year with an anticipated start date in January 1st 2020. The position is renewable for up to 3 years based on satisfactory performance. The position is based at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The successful candidate will join the health geography and policy group led by Thom Van Boeckel.

Your profile
We welcome applicants with:

  • A background in veterinary sciences, public health, epidemiology, quantitative geography, or ecology
  • Experience with regression models and biostatistics
  • Experience with the programming language R
  • Basic knowledge in microbiology and genetic epidemiology of AMR, although not required, is an asset
  • Experience with spatial data analysis although not required, is an asset

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Working, teaching and research at ETH

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: CV and one page cover letter. The cover letter should emphasize the career goals of the applicant, as well as the research questions that he/she would like to develop at ETH and how this complements the work conducted in the Health Geography and Policy Group. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Thom Van Boeckel by email (no applications).

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