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Young Investigator Fellowships in Epidemiology
São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
FAPESP funded by taxpayers in the state of São Paulo, with the mission to support research projects in institutions of higher education and research in all fields of knowledge.
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Application deadline: Sep 30
Location: São Paulo/SP, Brazil
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Young Investigator Fellowships in Epidemiology

Field of knowledge: Collective health
FAPESP process: 2017/50345-5
Project title: Plan of institutional development in research and technology for surveillance and control of vectors. Superintendence of Endemic Diseases Control - SUCEN (PDIP): Development of solutions for the association of databases and algorithms for spatial predict
Working area: Epidemiology and Geospatial Statistics
Number of places: 2
Start: 2019-01-02
Principal investigator: Gerson Laurindo Barbosa
Deadline for submissions: 2018-09-30
Locale: Rua Paula Sousa, 166 - 1º andar, São Paulo
E-mail for proposal submission: jp.sucen@gmail.com

Summary

We are looking for passionate and dedicated young investigators interested in developing project in the Center for Research and Technological Development of Geoprocessing, Information and Statistics of the Department of Epidemiology and Technical Guidance of SUCEN, the Superintendence of Endemic Diseases Control in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

The mission of the Superintendence of Control Endemic Diseases is: to promote the effective control of diseases transmitted by vectors and intermediary hosts in the State of São Paulo, to carry out research and necessary activities to advance scientific and technological knowledge and to cooperate with municipal governments to control actions, according to constitutional provisions, as well as assisting them in the control of other vertebrate host involved in the epidemiological chain of vector-borne diseases.

The project should include the following objectives:

1 - Development of a solution that allows the integration of surveillance and vector control data to those available from external sources (social, demographic, climatic, topographic, road network, hydrographic, soil occupation and access to health services);

2 - Development of quick solutions for validation and evaluation of those data, to generate information for the improvement of surveillance and vector control;

3 - Development of algorithms for predicting risk and occurrence of the disease for surveillance and vector control, specifically, models that contemplate the vulnerability of human populations to the occurrence of diseases. These models should contemplate the analysis of composite scenarios considering environmental factors and the deterministic ecological interactions;

4 - Development of solutions in the areas of image processing and geoprocessing, to assist in decision making.

The project will be funded by São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP (www.fapesp.br/en), through its Young Investigator Award Program (http://fapesp.br/en/6251). The award will be provided as a Research Grant with the maximum duration of 48 months. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP Young Investigator Fellowship in the amount of R$ 8.152,20 monthly free of Income Taxes. The peer reviewed project of the selected Young Investigator may receive a Research Grant as described in http://fapesp.br/en/6251.

Requirements

The candidate must have a PhD in Public Health or similar, focused on epidemiology or ecology and must prove scientific experience in the proposed theme. Experience in epidemiology of vector-borne diseases with spatial analysis tools, knowledge in spatial statistics, tools for web database development and web development tools is desirable.

Application, documernts and dates

Please submit your application electronically, including a motivation letter (200 Words MAX), curriculum vitae (04 pages MAX) and three recommendation letters file to jp.sucen@gmail.com. The closing date for applications is Sept/30/2018. The applicants should send their résumé (in pdf) showing his/her experience and highlighting his/her publications in indexed scientific journals according to FAPESP instructions (short CV FAPESP Instructions - http://www.fapesp.br/en/6351). The application should also include a short (300 words MAX) research proposal relevant to the area of interest of this position. Please send ALL the information as a SINGLE .pdf file.

The candidates' curriculum, with proven experience on the topics described above and the submitted research proposal are key elements in the selection process. The candidate will receive an email informing if he/she preselected for this position by Principal Investigator Dr. Gerson Laurindo Barbosa. The pre-selected candidates will be asked to submit a full research Project by jp.sucen@gmail.com and the final decision will be posted in http://sucen.sp.gov.br by Superintendence of Endemic Diseases Control.

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