Research Assistant or Research Associate in mathematical modelling / bioinformatics, (Bangkok)
Position available: Research Assistant or Research Associate
Tenure: One year contract including a 2-month probationary period with a possibility of extension and of registering for a PhD programme.
The Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) is collaboration between Mahidol University (Thailand), Oxford University (UK) and the UK’s Wellcome Trust. MORU’s main office and laboratories are located within the Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, with study sites and collaborations across Thailand, Asia and Africa. A major theme of our research is antimicrobial resistance. We are conducting detailed studies on how antimicrobial resistance spreads looking at bacterial infections occurring in hospitalised patients and those treated in the community. This work involves close collaboration with research groups in other countries in SE Asia.
We are seeking a research assistant or research associate (depending on experience) with a BSc or other advanced degree in a subject with a strong mathematical component to work on the analysis of epidemiological and sequence data from these studies.
The researcher will be based in our Mathematical and Economic MODelling research group (MAEMOD) in Bangkok with the possibility of spending some time with our collaborators in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
The post-holder will be responsible for learning and using mathematical modelling techniques for the analysis of data from studies of the spread of drug-resistant bacteria from SE Asia. The work will involve both using and writing computer software to analyse DNA sequence and epidemiological data and writing scientific reports.
Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Learn mathematical modeling, and relevant biostatistical and bioinformatics techniques. Analyse epidemiological and sequence data.
Contribute to further developing methodologies for the analysis of epidemiological and sequence data. Contribute to other methodological projects led by MAEMOD.
Write Scientific reports.
Qualifications & Profile
- BSc or other advanced degree in a subject with a strong mathematical component (eg. mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, statistics)
- University level calculus
- A good understanding of probability
- Experience of computer programming
- Interest in applying mathematical techniques to biological systems
- Analytical problem-solving skills, willingness to learn, initiative, attention to detail and good at working in a team
How to apply
Interested applicants, please submit your application with detailed resumé to: email@example.com no later than 16th September 2016.
Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University 420/6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok 10400