The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern employs over 100 staff, provides undergraduate and post-graduate education and carries out research in a range of disciplines relevant to public health. Groups cut across divisions, facilitating an interdisciplinary approach to research in the fields of social and behavioral health, clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, and international and environmental health
The work will include several studies that address pertinent questions in the context of the continuing scale-up of antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings, with the ultimate aim to improve the prognosis of people living with HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. The project will mainly use data from the International epidemiological Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA), a global network of treatment cohorts, which includes seven regions (see
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The specific objectives and tasks include:
· To apply state-of-the-art and novel statistical methods for the analysis of cohort data.
· To contribute to a mathematical simulation model which was developed by our group to analyse (cost-) effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy.
· To provide statistical and methodological support to epidemiologists and PhD students.
· To communicate results through presentations and scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.
· University degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. statistics, mathematics, physics).
· Substantial experience in statistical analysis and programming – preferably in R (knowledge of Stata would be an advantage), including: Probability calculus, Bayesian approaches, Stochastic processes, mixed effect models, multiple imputation of missing data, causal modelling, survival analysis, competing risk analysis, etc.
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Interest in applied research in the areas of epidemiology, biostatistics and HIV
· Excellent knowledge of English (German or French would be an advantage)
The post is offered for 2 years initially, full-time or part-time (minimum 40%). The salary will depend on experience, in accordance with the university scales.
40% - 100%
sofort oder nach Vereinbarung
Please send your applications including curriculum vitae and motivation letter as soon as possible, but not later than August 31, 2012 to Dr Olivia Keiser and Prof Matthias Egger, Institute of Social- and Preventive Medicine, Finkenhubelweg 11, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland. E-mails: okeiser