Postdoc in Antimicrobial Resistance Modelling for Global Health Interventions

Tackling the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance; Amsterdam UMC and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with experience in modeling infectious diseases.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasing morbidity, mortality, and healthcare expenditures worldwide. Moreover, resistance to new antibiotics is emerging ever quicker after their introduction, rapidly reducing the effectiveness of even last-resort antibiotics. The introduction of a novel second-line antibiotic is a strategic challenge, particularly in settings where data are sparse and health systems are limited in capacity.  

At the Department of Global Health of the Amsterdam UMC and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, they develop modelling and data science tools to support AMR surveillance and antibiotic stewardship strategies at different organizational and geographical scales. On a larger (global, national) scale, we apply data science and statistical modelling approaches to prioritize surveillance activities and antibiotic stewardship activities in LMIC where data are scarce. At the local (community) scale, they apply mechanistic modelling approaches, to understand the dynamics of infections caused by resistant bacteria. This project is an opportunity to work on research that has a direct impact on policy and practice. Funding is available for two years with a view to the further development of the research program within the department of Global Health and the AIGHD.

Duration: A 12 months contract with the intention to be extended.

Salary

The Postdoc position in Antimicrobial Resistance Modelling for Global Health Interventions offers:

  • a competitive gross salary  between € 3.047 – € 4.800 per month
  • In addition to a good basic salary, they offer an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance. 
  • Pension is accrued at Be Frank. 
  • Working on large-scale research projects, with motivated colleagues from all over the world.
  • In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, AMR also has a sufficient number of parking spaces for employees.
  • An active personnel association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, both of which organize fun (sports) activities and events.
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Job Requirements

They seek a highly motivated, creative, and proactive candidate with the following qualifications:

  • PhD in mathematical/theoretical biology or similar
  • Extensive experience in (mechanistic) biological/epidemiological modelling
  • Strong skills in R
  • Experience in microbiology and/or infectious diseases a plus
  • Experience with geographical information systems analysis a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Application Process

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Application Deadline: October 02, 2022.

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