The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
LSTM Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Epidemiology
Deadline 18 March 2021
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
The department of Vector Biology has a great opportunity for a highly motivated Post–Doctoral Research Assistant who is keen to bring their epidemiological expertise to an inter-disciplinary project on the role of Anopheles stephensi in malaria transmission in the Horn of Africa.
Purpose of the role:
The identification of the invasive malaria mosquito Anopheles stephensiin the Horn of Africa presents a major threat to malaria control and elimination in the African continent, particularly in the context of rapid urbanisation.
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has recently been awarded a new £3.5 million Wellcome Trust funded project evaluating the distribution, biology, epidemiological importance, and control of Anopheles stephensi in Ethiopia and Sudan. The project is being conducted with partners in Ethiopia and Sudan along with the Imperial College London, Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Lancaster University and Oxford University.
You will be working on the epidemiological work package of the research, in particular a case-control study evaluating the epidemiological importance of Anopheles stephensi, evaluation of the spatial distribution of malaria cases in towns and cities, and analysis of routine health system data on malaria cases. You will also support the design and analysis of pilot studies evaluating the entomological efficacy of vector control approaches whilst working closely with co-investigators and field teams in Ethiopia and Sudan.