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Join Our Team at The Bruyère Research Institute!

The Threads Lab at the Bruyère Research Institute is currently seeking a highly motivated and skilled Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow to join our research team. This role will play a crucial role in advancing our global health research initiatives, focusing on community-based research exploring the efficacy of moxidectin versus ivermectin mass drug administration for combating onchocerciasis in two Sub-Saharan African sites (Ghana and Angola). The successful candidate will bring expertise in statistical analysis, mixed methods research, and implementation science. This position requires proficiency in statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, or other quantitative analysis tools, along with a solid understanding of data management systems.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Overseeing the day-to-day activities of the research projects with general supervision

  • Conducting advanced statistical analyses using various techniques, including but not limited to regression analysis, univariate and multivariate analysis.

  • Performing qualitative data analysis using appropriate methodologies (thematic analysis, content analysis, etc.)

  • Establishing and managing data management systems in collaboration with external teams

  • Conducting literature reviews for feasibility and acceptability studies related to neglected tropical disease mass drug administration campaigns, performing accessibility analysis, and publishing articles to advance research in this field

  • Assisting in programmatic planning, execution, and monitoring, including schedules, progress, coordination, deliverables, milestones, and contracts

  • Contributing to knowledge transfer initiatives

  • Collaborating with investigators and teams to ensure timely submission of reports, publications, presentations and grants

  • Coordinating logistics for research projects, including facilitating meetings, establishing project schedules, and allocating resources

  • Providing leadership, supervision and support to staff and students as required

  • Additional duties may be added as projects progress

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in epidemiology, public health, population health, global health, health services research, or related field

  • Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods, with proven experience in statistical analysis, mixed methods research, and implementation science

  • Expertise in statistical software tools such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, or R

  • Experience with qualitative software (NVivo), citation software, and Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Strong search skills in different electronic databases (PubMed, MEDLINE, Web of Science, EMBASE, EBSCO, Scopus) and grey literature sources

  • Experience in manuscript preparation and submission for peer-reviewed journals

  • Knowledge of ODK and REDCap is desirable

  • Fluency in Portuguese and French, an asset

Key Competencies

  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong publication record and evidence of scholarly contribution

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Capacity to manage multiple tasks, overlapping project phases, and deadlines

  • Excellent analytical and organizational abilities, with adaptability to a dynamic project environment

  • Comfortable working in a multi-cultural setting

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To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to, addressed to Human Resources with the subject line “Research Associate I/Postdoctoral fellow,” by March 20, 2024.


Please note that incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

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