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Post-Doctoral Researcher in One Health Systems Evaluation 100%
veröffentlicht am: 21.09.2016
Section of Veterinary Epidemiology
We are collaborative research team at the Section of Veterinary Epidemiology at University of Zurich (ZH) and the Veterinary Public Health Institute at the University of Bern (BE). Our project is part of a European Union COST funded initiative, the Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH) (http://neoh.onehealthglobal.net). Simon Ruegg (ZH) is leading the NEOH working group developing a framework and protocols for the evaluation of one health initiatives. John Berezowski (BE) is leading the one health surveillance community of practice of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS). Both have experience as practicing veterinarians and a strong interest in studying the broader context of medical practice from a systems perspective.
One health integrates transdisciplinarity and systemic thinking to create synergies across sectors. Although one health promises better solutions than the classic single disciplinary approaches, methods and benchmarks for its evaluation are missing. This requires the adaptation of methods from many fields that do not belong to classical health disciplines such as education, collective learning processes, data management, network science, etc.
The candidate’s responsibility will be to review existing methods from these fields for applicability to the NEOH framework and identify existing methodological gaps. The metrics and indicators will be tested on case studies in integrated surveillance in collaboration with the ISDS. The applicability and usefulness of the methods will be assessed, and the methods will be modified in an iterative process. Results will feed into improving the current NEOH framework.
We are seeking a highly motivated researcher to work for two years on a project to evaluate one health activities. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to one health (human, animal, ecosystem or environmental health, evaluation, transdisciplinarity, learning organisations or related fields), or equivalent qualifications. An interest in one health, systems thinking, or other integrated transdisciplinary approaches to solving health related problems is essential. Experience in evaluation of health or other processes is an asset.
Proficiency in office programs as well as computer skills for literature search and reference management will be needed. Knowledge of R or other statistical software is an asset.
Working with many people on site and remotely will require exceptional intercultural competence, oral and written communication skills. It will be important to keep participants motivated and engaged throughout the project. A positive attitude and perseverance will be very important to successfully conclude the project. We expect effective planning and a clear, goal-oriented approach and independent time and project management. Creativity and visionary/ strategic thinking are an asset.
An interdisciplinary team with an influential network in one health and disease surveillance. Novel approaches to evaluate integrated health initiatives based on system thinking. The project is an opportunity to participate in cutting edge research on integrated approaches to health.
1.11.2016 or when convenient
Please send applications including a letter of motivation, CV and publication list by e-mail only
Section of Veterinary Epidemiology, Vetsuisse-Faculty