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12 month Postdoc based in Lisbon
miércoles, 31 mayo 2017

Dear All

Please see below for details of a 12 month postdoc opportunity based in Lisbon, which concerns the space-time modelling of Tuberculosis. Interested individuals should contact Prof. Carla Nunes directly: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . The deadline for applications is 2nd June.

Kind regards

One research grant for PhD Holders is now available in project “Urban TB - Modelling the Time to Detection of Urban Tuberculosis, considering individual and contextual delays. Who should we blame?", with the reference: FCT/UID/Multi/04562/2013 | 1, funded through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (MCTES), under the following conditions:

Main research field: Epidemiology/Statistics

1. PhD in Biostatistics, Public Health/Epidemiology or similar areas.
2. Strong experience in statistical analysis of databases and working with SPSS and R
3. Enthusiasm for multidisciplinary scientific research and interest in public health issues.
4. Experience in medical writing.
5. Fluent English spoken and written.

Although not essential for the post, some experience in the area of spatial and/or survival analyses would be beneficial.

Activities plan:
-Statistical analyses of databases, namely spatiotemporal analyses and survival analyses.
-Revision of the literature.
-Scientific support to Tuberculosis Research Line
-Writing of reports and scientific articles.

Legislation and regulations: Research Fellowship Holder Statute; Studentship and Fellowship
Regulations of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. – in force.

Workplace: The activities will be supervised by Professor Carla Nunes at Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), and co-supervised by Pedro Aguiar and Benjamin Taylor (Lancaster Medical School).

Duration: The fellowship will have the duration of 12 months, expecting to start on June 19 of 2017.

Monthly amount: The monthly amount of the grant is €1495, in accordance with the values stipulated by FCT (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores)

Selection Criteria: Selection criteria to be used are the curriculum evaluation (90%), and interview (10%) if necessary.

Selection Jury: President: Professor Carla Nunes; Vowels: Professor Pedro Aguiar, Dr Benjamin Taylor.

Publication of results / notification: The final evaluation results (list sorted by final grade obtained) will be publicized in a visible and public place of Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública. The successful candidate will be notified by email.

Application period and submission: Applications are open from May 22th until June 2nd .

Applications must be submitted with a Presentation letter accompanied by Curriculum Vitae, PhD's degree Certificate, and Letter of Recommendation; and sent by e-mail to Professor Carla Nunes ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Benjamin Taylor, MSci MSc PhD
Lecturer in Biostatistics
Faculty of Health and Medicine
B05a Furness Building
Lancaster University

Telephone: +44 (0)1524 593499

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/taylorb1/