Vacancies

Vacancies for statisticians and related professions are published here (in the language of the original advertisement). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you find broken links or if you would like to place an ad yourself (details below).

PhD student in Climate Epidemiology, University of Bern

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student

PhD student in Climate Epidemiology, University of Bern

A fully funded PhD position (3-4 years) is open for an enthusiastic young researchers to work in the Climate Change
and Health research group at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM, https://www.ispm.unibe.ch) and
the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR, www.oeschger.unibe.ch) of the University of Bern (UniBe)
in Bern, Switzerland.

The PhD student will conduct research on an interdisciplinary project on the effect of compound events on human
health. The aim of the PhD project is to advance knowledge on the role of humidity on the effect of heat on health. It is
intended to be an interdisciplinary PhD project and for further information please click here

Period: Fixed-term contract for 3 years, starting January 2022 (negotiable).
Salary: Swiss NSF PhD Fellowship (47,000 to 50,000 CHF, 100%).
Place: University of Bern, Switzerland
Apply no later than: 10th October 2021

Junior Research Scientist

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at the local, national and inter-national level. Over 850 people from more than 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and in-terventions.
Within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), the Biostatistics Unit is seeking to appoint a

Junior Research Scientist

to contribute to a European Union funded project entitled « A cross-disciplinary alliance to identify, predict and prepare for emerging vector-borne diseases». The successful candidate will be responsible for (1) bibliometric searches on vector-borne disease-related data (2) data extraction and geo-referencing (3) data management and analysis. The position is available immediately, but a later starting date is possible by negotiation. The successful applicant will work within a multi-disciplinary team of statisticians and epidemiologists.

Job Profile: Start Date: immediately or upon agreement
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duration: limited contract of 3 years with a possibility of extension
Percentage: 100%

Please click here to see further details on how to apply and required qualifications

PhD student for a participatory research project on hearing loss after childhood cancer

Today 85% of childhood cancer patients in Switzerland can be cured, but late effects of the harsh treatments are common. Hearing loss can develop after irradiation of the head or after certain chemotherapies, and can affect the educational achievements, social interactions, and quality of life of survivors. Hearing loss does not always appear directly after treatment, but may develop many years later. Therefore, former patients are advised to regularly check their hearing function. This does not happen as often as recommended, because cured patients are reluctant to take days off work to visit a specialized hospital to conduct hearing tests.
In your PhD, you will develop a project that evaluates an easy and low-threshold approach to screen for hearing loss after childhood cancer near the people’s home. The project has a participatory approach and will include all stakeholders during the development and running of the research project: patients, physicians, and hearing experts. You will conduct interviews, lead focus groups, and conduct questionnaire surveys with childhood cancer survivors, physicians, and industry representatives.

Period: PhD contract for 3 years, start as soon as possible
Place: ISPM University of Bern, Switzerland
Apply no later than: September 30, 2021

For the detailed job description and how to apply click here

Professor/in Statistik (80–100 %)

Die Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW (Hochschule für Wirtschaft) hat eine Stelle zu «Professor/in Statistik (80–100 %)» ausgeschrieben. Es handelt sich um die Nachfolge von Beat Hulliger, der im Sommer2022 in Pension geht.

Die Job-Ausschreibung endet am 19.9.2021.

Der Link für die Direktbewerbung lautet:
https://apply.refline.ch/655298/2855/pub/1/index.html

PhD student in Mathematical Modelling of Malaria (100%)

We are seeking a PhD student for an exciting opportunity in malaria modelling. The successful candidates will join a globally leading team of scientists with established expertise in mathematical and statistical modelling of the dynamics of malaria, in the context of international collaborations. This position is linked to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project of Professor Melissa Penny for core model development.


Your responsibilities include: The PhD position will involve developing mathematical and statistical models of malaria dynamics and burden of severe disease, and the use of models to assess of interventions for control and elimination of malaria.

Further required skills and how to apply find here

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool

Job Profile:
Start Date: Start immediately
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duration: Three year PhD contract
Percentage: 100%
Travel Required? No

Postdoctoral Scientists in Mathematical modelling of COVID-19 (80-100%)

We are seeking two postdoctoral scientists for several exciting opportunities to develop disease models and
to apply them to support decision making in health. The successful candidates will join a globally leading
team of scientists with established expertise notably in malaria and COVID-19 modeling.
There are many issues concerning the assessment of new interventions and control of COVID-19 that can
only be answered through quantitative analysis, disease modelling and simulation.
The successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary team, providing evidence to decision-makers,
clinicians, and product developers, to support optimizing and predicting the likely impact of new
interventions. Projects are funded either by the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health or the Swiss
National Science Foundation (SNF). Candidates will be supervised by Professor Melissa Penny and will
collaborate within a dynamic team of experts.

For further details about the positions and required qualifications and how to apply click here

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool here

Job Profile:
Start Date: Start immediately
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 12-18 month post-doctoral scientist contract with possibility of extension
Percentage: 100% (80% can be discussed)
Travel Required? No

Postdoctoral Scientists in Mathematical modelling of within host dynamics and evolution of resistant pathogens (80-100%)

We are seeking two postdoctoral scientists for several exciting opportunities to develop models of withinhost
and population dynamics of pathogens and resistance (parasite or viral dynamics). The successful
candidates will join a globally leading team of scientists with established expertise notably in malaria and
COVID-19 modeling.
There are many issues concerning the assessment of new interventions, control and elimination of parasites
or viral disease that can only be answered through quantitative analysis, disease modelling and simulation.
The successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary team, providing evidence to decision-makers.
The positions are linked to the Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship of Melissa Penny on multiscale
mathematical modelling of pathogen, drug and vaccine interactions.

For the required qualifications and how to apply please see here

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool

Start Date: Start immediately
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duration: Two year post-doctoral contract with possibility of extension
Percentage: 100% (80% can be discussed)
Travel Required? No

Biostatisticians and Statistical Programmers at MSD Innovation & Development GmbH

We are currently recruiting Statistical Programmers and Biostatisticians for our teams in Switzerland.

Job Title: All Levels: Biostatisticians and Statistical Programmers, HTA Zurich

Body of the job:

Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) is a distinguished department within MSD’s renowned research and development division.  As members of world-class drug and vaccine development teams, we partner with other disciplines in the design of our discovery and development programs and provide statistical analysis, reporting and data interpretation to enable informed decision-making.

To that end, we are expanding our International team to support our ongoing clinical trials on Health Technology Assessment Dossiers across all our therapy areas. For this purpose, we are hiring Biostatisticians and Statistical Programmers at all levels.

Find out more and apply here: https://jobs.msd.com/bards

 

TEMPORARY RECRUITMENT OF OUTSTANDING RESEARCH STAFF - CALL 2021

University of Santiago de Compostela

  • Call for 5 postdoctoral positions (distinguished researchers) linked to the reference research groups (GRC) of the University of Santiago de Compostela.   
  • One of the positions is in the area of Biomedical Sciences, which includes the research line: Data Science in Biomedicine, linked to the Research Group (IP: Carmen Cadarso Suárez :  
      
  • Participant requirements:    
    • PhD degree obtained before January 1, 2019.  
    • Minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience in R&D centers (different from the one in which the doctorate was obtained).
        
  • Annual gross salary:  29,039.38€ (made up of base salary and category supplement plus social costs).
  • Duration of the contract: a maximun of 4 years. 
  • Deadline for submission: 31st May, 2021
  • Evaluation Process:   
    • Phase 1- Merits: Scientific publications, participation in R&D programs, projects or contracts and other merits.    
    • Phase 2: The candidate must present a research project in the area of Data Science in Biomedicine (a 5,000-word report maximum including a description of the scientific project to be developed).   
  • Applications can be made here
  • Call description can be downloaded here

 

Disease Modeler / Senior Disease Modeler

The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), within the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, is seeking two highly motivated individuals (a disease modeler and a senior disease modeler) with strong analytical skills. The modelers will work within the Analytics and Intervention Modelling group to help design evidence-based strategic plans by providing analytical evidence and support execution of high-impact programs to ensure countries reduce their malaria burden.

In this new position the modelers will lead the technical work for the methodological development and/or application of the modelling activities aimed at providing support to NMCPs in endemic countries as well as to their partners including donors and NGOs.

For more information about the responsibilities and skills and qualifications please click here

The position will be open for a limited amount of time and will be closed as soon as the right candidate is found. Therefore, we encourage applicants to submit their application as soon as possible.

 

Student Internship in biostatistics (hematology cell therapy)

Functional area : Biostatistics
Therapeutic Area : Hematology, Cell Therapy, ICF(Immunology/Cardiovacular/Fibrosis), Medical and Market Access
Prerequisites : A Ph.D. candidate or MSc candidate in Statistics. Experience in R (preferred) and/or SAS

Description of the project and work required (including references)

Pediatric studies and small sample size

In recent times, the needs for new drugs to be tested within the pediatric setting has increased to now being an integral requirement of the regulatory process, with legislation surrounding pediatric drug testing undergoing many changes in recent time; more recently the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA 504), enacted August 2018 and took effect August 2020. The new ICH E11 (R1) outlines the need for developing “additional statistical and pharmacokinetic methods” that integrate and leverage existing knowledge, as well as extrapolation of information from other populations (adults or pediatric subgroups).

Location: Boudry, Switzerland / Uxbridge, UK.
Internship period: According to the School/University rules.

Full-time internships are available and will last 4 to 6 months according to the university/school requirements and the study project.

For more information and how to apply click here

Student Internship in biostatistics (glioblastoma imaging data)

Functional area : Biostatistics
Prerequisites : A Ph.D. candidate or MSc candidate in Statistics. Experience in R (preferred) and/or SAS

Internship proposal on Glioblastoma imaging data

Bristol Myers Squibb has conducted two large phase 3 studies on Phase 3 on glioblastoma, a disease with unfavorable prognosis especially in patients with unmethylated MGMT promoter (Chang et al. , 2006).

This internship will provide the candidate the opportunity to:

  • work on real life data collected from two large phase 3 glioblastoma trials
  • gain further experience in applying machine learning methodologies to image recognition for the
  • tumor characterization on glioblastoma tumors
  • explore methodologies leveraging information from the clinical database in addition to the imaging
  • data
  • collaborate in an international multicultural environment of a pharmaceutical company
  • potential publication

For more detailed information and how to apply click here

Student Internship in biostatistics

Functional area : Biostatistics
Therapeutic Area : Cell Therapy
Prerequisites : A Ph.D. candidate or MSc candidate in Statistics. Experience in R (preferred) and/or SAS

Project description and work required (including references)

Late stage CAR T-cell trials often allow subject to switch treatment, usually from the control group to experimental group, when specific conditions are met. This is implemented in the trial design to safeguard the ethical principles of providing the best care for patients. However, the presence of treatment switching creates technical difficulties in estimate the true effectiveness of the experimental drug when long-term time-to-event endpoints are used – in fact, standard methods (i.e. ITT or the per-protocol approaches) would likely underestimate the experimental treatment effectiveness (i.e. loss in power). For this reason, more complex methodologies have been proposed to adjust for treatment switching1. These are the marginal structural models (MDS) using inverse probability of censoring weights (IPCW), the two- stage adjustment and the Rank preserving structural failure time models (RPSFTM) using g-estimation.

Full-time internships are available and will last 4 to 6 months according to the university/school requirements and the study project. Part-time internship is possible when the student should continue to attend some courses during the internship period.

For more information and how to apply click here

Senior / Postdoctoral Scientist in infectious disease dynamics modelling for vector control interventions against malaria (80-100 %)

The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), within the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, develops and applies epidemiological, statistical and mathematical methods to advance innovation, validation, and application in the field of public health. Within the Disease Modelling Unit of EPH we are looking for a

Senior Scientist or Postdoctoral Scientist in infectious disease dynamics modelling for vector control interventions against malaria (80-100%)

For details about the position, the required qualifications and how to apply click here

Start Date: As soon as possilbe, but negotiable

 

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