Location: Nottingham, UK
Salary: £40322 to £49553
Application deadline: 25 June 2020
We are looking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow (Modelling) with post-doctoral or equivalent professional experience to join a multidisciplinary and international team for a project that aims to deliver web-based tools to support policy, management and other interventions to reduce risks of micronutrient deficiency in the global south.
The MAPS project (Micronutrient Action Policy Support), a major investment by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), aims to develop an online tool to enable a range of stakeholders to engage with data on human dietary micronutrient supply and status, and the factors that influence risk of deficiency. The tool will allow exploration of spatial variations in these factors at whatever spatial scale the available data will support, and the linking of data with other modelling tools to allow the assessment of policies and interventions.
This role is for a statistical modeller to support this project, and to work with colleagues in nutrition, agricultural and environmental sciences, system development, intervention modelling and data management. The role holder will develop tools, for the R platform, which can be used within the MAPS framework to address its objectives, and will contribute to the wider project through tasks such as the evaluation of available data streams, the use of elicitation methods to engage with stakeholders, and the development of innovative and flexible approaches to the visualization and communication of uncertain information.
All this work will entail collaboration with system developers and with specialists in nutrition, agricultural science, geochemistry and food systems. A capacity to communicate with collaborators and to contribute proactively to the project goals is critical, along with a willingness to engage with stakeholders. At the same time the project will offer the opportunity to undertake research, to develop novel ideas and to publish these collaboratively.
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