Full-time epidemiologist

Application deadline



University of Antwerp


Antwerpen , Belgium

NSETHIO, an ERC funded project to study the cause of nodding syndrome and epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic countries is looking for a full time epidemiologist (post-doc level) to join the research team.

Profile Essential criteria:

  • Excellent knowledge of epidemiology, experience with data management and statistical data analysis
  • Experience with participating in a research project in developing countries (preferably in Africa) is an important asset
  • Excellent organizational skills and able/willing to travel to remote places in Africa • Strong interest in scientific work; flexible, autonomous, strong sense of initiative and responsibility.
  • Good communicative skills, collaborative and multidisciplinary interest
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both oral and written
  • Good knowledge of French, both oral and written Function
  • Participate in a trans-disciplinary research project to identify the cause of nodding syndrome and epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic regions
  • Develop research protocols
  • Visiting research study sites in Africa and assisting in coordinating local research activities.
  • Writing scientific publications on project results
  • Assist in policy development based on study results


We offer

An initial 12 months fixed-term contract for a full-time position, extendable with a minimum of two additional years after positive evaluation. The position can be taken up immediately, but timing can be agreed upon; salary according to university standard remuneration rates, depending on academic qualifications and former professional experience.



To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a summary of your motivation and relevant experience to Prof Robert (Bob) Colebunders, [email protected]be

Contact personProf Robert (Bob) Colebunders