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The Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Freie Universität Berlin offers a 70%-position (upgrade evtl. possible) for a risk modeler from November 1st, 2017 until August 31st, 2020
The Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics (IVEB) works on population oriented research questions, offers consultancy for scientists in the veterinary faculty regarding study design and data analysis and is responsible for the students’ education in epidemiology and biostatistics. Together with partners in human and veterinary medicine, the institute is part of the research consortium “PAC-Campy” conducted between 2017 and 2020. IVEB will establish a risk intervention model in poultry production, develop a database for the consortium and assist the project partners in statistical analyses.
We are a young team of veterinarians, physicists, and information experts. We deal with different topics around population medicine and veterinary public health. You will have the opportunity to visit conferences and take part at formal qualification programs such as European College of Veterinary Public Health or the German specialization in epidemiology.
We are looking for a colleague who conducts a risk intervention model. A baseline risk model will be built by adapting established risk factor models to the German situation. Possible interventions will be assessed by MCMC simulation modeling regarding their impact on human campylobacteriosis: (a) reducing the prevalence of Campylobacter (C.) spp. in poultry flocks, (b) reducing the bacterial load of colonized chickens, (c) reducing the release of C. spp. from broiler farms to the environment, and (d) reducing the proportion of contaminated carcasses. Economic aspects will also be considered by DALYs in terms of a cost-utility analysis.
Our future colleague will also take part at meetings from the consortium, obtain the required data and publish the results in terms of scientific presentations and journal articles.
University degree (Master of Science or similar) in mathematics, statistics or other relevant natural sciences or university degree in veterinary medicine with appropriate qualification (e.g. ECVPH) or similar international degree (e.g. DVM).
Experience for several years in the field of simulation modelling, risk analysis and econometrics.
Doctoral degree or PhD, experience in software programs (@risk, relevant statistics software, excel, access, word), experience in the field of zoonoses research, good skills in organization, team building and communication; Knowledge of the German language is recommended, but not necessary.
Please find further information regarding the institute and the project here: http://www.vetmed.fu-berlin.de/en/einrichtungen/institute/we16/index.html. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us (Dr. Roswitha Merle: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. +49 30 838 75096).
Applications quoting the reference code should be sent no later than October 16 th, 2017
to Dr. Roswitha Merle: email@example.com or by post to
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Veterinär-Epidemiologie und Biometrie
Frau Dr. Roswitha Merle
14163 Berlin (Germany)