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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 international level. About 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 interventions.
Malaria is one of the world's most important causes of mortality and morbidity, mainly affecting countries in low endemic areas. Over the past decade, substantial progress has been made globally in reducing malaria burden through increased coverage with vector control interventions and improved access to diagnosis and treatment. However, the funding has recently plateaued, pushing the need to optimize deployment of interventions under careful consideration of countries' local malaria transmission and burden to the forefront of the policy agenda. In recent years, the availability and quality of malaria-relevant data have increased, encouraging countries to use evidence to make decisions, as promoted by the High Burden to High Impact initiative launched by the World Health Organization (WHO). Swiss TPH develops and applies epidemiological, statistical and mathematical methods to evaluate and predict malaria transmission and the impact of interventions. The ultimate goal is to provide support to National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) and their partners in their process of evidence-based decision-making.
Our Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) is seeking a highly motivated
Bioinformatician / R developer
with strong technical and analytical skills to work within the Infectious Disease Modelling Unit. In this role, you will help design evidence-based strategic plans by developing and maintaining programs which provide analytical evidence on how countries can reduce their malaria burden.
Our modelling team mainly uses the simulation platform OpenMalaria, which has been developed by Swiss TPH and is maintained by another team. In your role, you will have a key position between modelers and the simulation platform. You will improve, standardize and maintain workflows of how modelers should use the core platform. You will design, implement and teach code development methods, and provide technical support to the team. Your initiative and creativity shape the way we work and will be a valuable component to boost team productivity and enhance production readiness. A strong technical aptitude is essential.
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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. As long as the position is published on the website of Swiss TPH it is still open.
Contact: For additional information about the position contact Emilie Pothin
Start Date: Upon agreement
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duration: Initial two years with opportunity for extensions
Travel required? A limited number of short-term travels to Africa and USA
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