Vacancies

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PhD Student in Nutritional Epidemiology 100 %

The lnstitute of Primary Health Care of the University of Bern (BIHAM) is dedicated to train and foster the next generation of primary care physicians and to carry out research in primary health care, epidemiology, and public health. The BIHAM offers a lively, interdisciplinary environment with excellent methodological support and access to a large network of practicing primary care physicians.

We are looking for a PhD Student in Nutritional Epidemiology to join the research team of the BIHAM (www.biham.unibe.ch) and work on research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) about the association of dairy intake and inflammation with cognitive decline using data from several large international cohorts, including metabolomic and genetic data (P.I. Dr. Patricia Chocano-Bedoya).

For further information on requirements and how to apply click here.

The post is available from February 2022, with negotiable starting date, and offered for 3 years. The PhD stipend is according to SNSF standards.

Open positions-Bristol Myers Squibb

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Bristol Myers Squibb is offering multiple opportunities within the Global Biostatistics and Data Sciences group in Boudry (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) and Uxbridge (Great London, UK)

for BIOSTATISTICIANS, STATISTICAL PROGRAMMERS and DATA SCIENTISTS

at different levels and for different therapeutic areas (see Annex 1 for a comprehensive list).

Applications have to be online for open positions listed in the Annex 1 or access the Bristol Myers Squibb Job Seeker website. Enter
the Job Id number as a key word for accessing the detailed job description. Apply online!

PhD position in mathematical epidemiology

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.

Within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), the Disease Modelling unit and the Human
and Animal Health unit are offering a:

PhD position in mathematical epidemiology

The position is in the area of transmission dynamics of dog rabies at the rural-urban interface in Chad in the
framework of a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) funded project entitled “Multiscale transmission
dynamics of rabies in Africa: The urban-rural interface”, in collaboration with Institut de Recherche en Elevage
pour le Développement (IRED) in N’Djamena, Chad.

For further details about the position and how to apply please click here

Start Date: immediately or upon agreement
Location: Basel / later Allschwil, Switzerland
Duration: limited contract of 3 years with a possibility of extension
Percentage: 100%
Travel Required? Yes, field visits to Chad

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

The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern
performs research in a range of disciplines relevant to public health (www.ispm.unibe.ch).
The Paediatric Epidemiology Research Group conducts population-based and
clinical studies in child health, with a specific focus on childhood cancer. The group is lead by Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Kuehni (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

We are looking for a highly motivated

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.

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.

For details on what is required and how to apply please click here.

Period: PhD contract for 3 years, start as soon as possible
Place: ISPM University of Bern, Switzerland
Apply no later than: December 31, 2021

PhD Student in Clinical Epidemiology

The Institute of Primary Health Care of the University of Bern (BIHAM) is dedicated to train and foster the next generation of primary care physicians and to carry out research in primary health care, epidemiology, and public health. The BIHAM offers a lively, interdisciplinary environment with excellent methodological support and access to a large network of practicing primary care physicians.

We are looking for a

PhD Student in Clinical Epidemiology

to join the research team of the BIHAM (www.biham.unibe.ch) and work on the research project “Preventive care in type 2 diabetes: improving risk prediction among older and multimorbid adults and assessing the effects of novel anti-diabetic drugs” under the guidance of Dr. Cinzia Del Giovane PhD (Head of Statistics and Research Methodology at the BIHAM) and Dr. Baris Gencer, MD, MPH (Deputy Director of the BIHAM).

For more details about the project and how to apply please click here

The application deadline is the 17th of November 2021.

NEW POSITIONS IN STATISTICS AT KAUST: 1 RESEARCH SCIENTIST, 3 POSTDOCS, 3 PHD STUDENTS

Multiple new positions in statistics are currently available in the Spatio-Temporal Statistics and Data Science research group of Distinguished Professor Marc G. Genton (http://stsds.kaust.edu.sa) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia: 

1 Research Scientist, 3 Postdocs, and 3 PhD Students.

The positions are in environmental, climate, and/or wind energy statistics and expertise/interest  in at least two of the following areas is desired: spatial and spatio-temporal statistics; processes on spheres; multivariate computational statistics; extremes; massive datasets; parallel computing; HPC; machine learning; AI; emulators; functional data; copulas; forecasting; visualization. Some of the positions will be associated with a current long-term project on wind energy assessment in Saudi Arabia based on high-resolution simulations and observational data.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST; http://www.kaust.edu.sa) is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the western shores of the Red Sea, KAUST offers superb research facilities together with unmatched living conditions for individuals and families. The generous social policy coupled to the top-quality research facilities have succeeded in attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, postdocs and students. KAUST’s fundamental goal-oriented and curiosity-driven research is employed to address the world's most pressing challenges related to water, food and energy sustainability as well as their impact on the environment. Statistics (http://stat.kaust.edu.sa) is within the Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division. 

For more details, and how to apply please click here

Clinical Data Manger 60 - 100 %

CTU Bern is the clinical trials unit of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bern and works closely with the affiliated university hospital. It functions as a service unit to support and coordinate investigator-initiated clinical studies in any clinical field.

Clinical Data Manger 60 - 100 %

For duties, responsibilities, required qualifications and skills, and how to apply please click here

Hiring as soon as possible or by arrangement: first best date 1.2.2022

 

PhD positions in Statistics

The positions are in the areas of spatio-temporal modelling, disease burden estimation and disease sur-veillance and linked to a large research project entitled « A cross-disciplinary alliance to identify, predict and prepare for emerging vector-borne diseases», which has been funded by the European Union.
The successful applicants will be registered for a PhD degree at the University of Basel. The studentships provide support for 3 years and cover tuition fees and a doctoral salary at Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) scale. The position is available immediately, but a later starting date is possible by negotiation.

For more information about the required qualifications and how to apply click here

PhD positions in Statistics

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

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 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

 

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