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Senior Research Assistant , Sokoine University of Agriculture


Welcome TRUST has provided fund through Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (IfPHTM)
- Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Project titled "Full-genome sequencing to identify determinants that impact upon foot- and-mouth disease virus strains with potential for enhanced transmission in endemic settings in Africa". Also The United States Defence Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) through the University of California, Davis has provided funds for the Projects titled "Viral Sharing of , Zoonotic agents between human and wildlife in Kilombero Valley" (VISHA). Also, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the University of California, Davis has provided funds for the Project titled "PREDICT 2".
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POSITION: Senior Research Assistant in Veterinary Epidemiology (One Post) IFPHTM .

Qualification: Holder of BVM/BVSc and MSc degree in Epidemiology or related area . with very good results from a recognized institution.
Experience: Evidence of excellent quantitative skills with a range of statistical techniques and methods; Proven ability of using statistical software for managing and analyzing data; and Proven expertise in wider" information technology including creating, manipulating and managing complex datasets with a meticulous approach. At least two years of working experience in the area of epidemiology of infectious disease or any other related specialty is required. PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology is an added advantage. Preparation of the large datasets for analysis for a programme of work around foot-and-mouth disease. This will include merging, cleaning and categorizing the data, and (under the supervision of the PI) developing and applying code lists for the variables of interest. "

Duties:

• Collection of samples and field epidemiological data during FMD outbreak investigation and 'targeted epidemiological studies in selected research sites.
• Working with the Principal investigator (PI) in carrying out selected analyses of the data for modelling of FMD outbreaks.
• Participation in the writing of results of the analyses for publication in peer reviewed journals and in any other form of dissemination of research findings, such as research seminars. .
• Identify, obtain and maintain relevant research papers and farmers correspondence.
• Undertake data extraction and initial data management of electronic health record data for FMD studies.
• Undertake other duties as may be required by the PI.
Remuneration: As per Treasury Registrars salaries Circular No.2 of 2015.

Terms Of Apoointment:The appointment will be on contract basis renewable after two years until 31" July, 2020.

Duty Station: Morogoro Region.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacant positions in the three above projects. A HAND WRITTEN application Letter accompanied with a CV, relevant Certificates and .names of at least two referees should be addressed to the

DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE ).:
P.O BOX 3000,
CHUO KIKUU,
MOROGORO,

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