Study Coordinator Non – Communicable Chronic Diseases (100%)

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, education and services at local, national and international levels. 950 people from 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.

The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) investigates distribution and causes of infections and non-communicable diseases. To understand and promote the well-being of people in different cultural and environmental contexts, EPH applies various methods ranging from anthropology and social science to biostatistics and mathematical modelling as well as observational cohorts with biobanks.

The current research project builds on an existent cohort in a rural setting of Côte d’Ivoire. Specifically, the participants of the cohort are undergoing a comprehensive follow-up. The research project focuses on non-communicable chronic diseases in a context of prevalent neglected tropical infections. The follow-up survey will consist of in-depth interviews on multidimensional health risks, health assessments, and biosampling contributing to a unique population-based biobank research infrastructure. This research project is a collaboration between scientific teams in Côte d’Ivoire and Switzerland.

Study Coordinator
Non – Communicable Chronic Diseases (100%)

Your various responsibilities include:

  • Lead the planning, organization, and execution of all aspects of the epidemiologic study.
  • Implement the Standard Operational Procedures and address project requirements with regard to the rural setting.
  • Work closely with scientific collaborators to align the implementation of the project with its goals and milestones.
  • Foster strong communication and collaboration between local and international teams.
  • Oversee the collection of questionnaire data, biologic samples, and health assessments in the rural setting.
  • Monitor field activities to ensure adherence to protocols and ethical standards.
  • Supervise the collection, entry, and storage of study data and adherence to data privacy.

You should have the following experiences and skills in:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or in a related field of lifesciences.
  • Previous experience in coordinating epidemiologic studies welcomed, but not required.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for effective collaboration.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to changing project needs.
  • Proficiency in English and French (both written and spoken).
  • Willingness to frequently travel to and work in remote Côte d’Ivoire

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to gain or deepen experience in conducting state-of-the-art epidemiologic studies in remote settings.
  • Being a part of a project towards strengthening health care in rural Côte d’Ivoire and sub-Saharan Africa more broadly
  • Collaboration with people from a wide variety of professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Being part of a dynamic and motivated team with short information and decision paths
  • Attractive employment conditions, versatile further education opportunities and mentoring

Swiss TPH is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and organized Study Coordinator to organize and supervise the implementation of our epidemiologic study. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in planning, organizing, and coordinating fieldwork activities and in managing local field workers. He/she will support the efficient flow of communication between field work and scientific partners.

Job Profile:
Start Date: 1 April 2024 or later
Location: Allschwil, Basel, Switzerland, Europe and Taabo district of Côte d’Ivoire, Africa
Duration: limited contract for 1 year
Percentage: 100%
Travel Required? yes
Function: Scientific Assistant

Nicole Probst-Hensch, Head of Department EPH

How to apply

Please submit your application online with:

  • CV
  • Motivational letter including names and contact information (email or phone) of 1 – 2 references
  • Reference letters and diploma

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool. Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.

The deadline for application is 29 February 2024.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team and contributing to pioneering research in global health!

Deadline: 29 Feb 2024

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