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Call for Applications

Short-term grants on Malaria modelling Operational Research Projects (ORPs) launched by the African Consortium in Modelling for Effective Vector Control (ACoMVeC), Cameroon 2024

I- Introduction and brief description of projects of interest

With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The African Consortium in Modelling for Effective Vector Control (ACoMVeC) has been established to develop and strengthen the mathematical modelling building capacity in malaria throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Among the objectives of the ACoMVeC are to: train the next generation of scientist modellers in malaria, and help the National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) in implementing optimized control strategies through malaria modelling. Working in collaboration with the NMCP in Cameroon, the ACoMVeC is also dedicated to developing innovative predictive approaches to tackling malaria. It is under the thumb of the latter scope that the Cameroon NMCP and ACoMVeC are launching this call for applications to provide solutions to the pressing needs of the MNCP through the funding of small Operational Research Projects (ORPs) to Cameroonian scientists. We are seeking five (05) highly curious and skilled early career scientists to explore and investigate cutting-edge malaria problems in the Cameroonian context. Each successful applicant will be awarded a lump sum of USD 4000 to carry out his research and deliver the results of his investigations no later than twelve months after the start. Etc….

II- The responsibilities of the applicants

In this call, the duties of the applicants include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and refine a mathematical model to simulate the impact of vector control interventions on malaria transmission dynamics.
  • Analyse epidemiological and entomological data to inform model parameterization and validate model outputs.
  • Etc…

III- Qualifications and requirements

  1. Educational Background:
  • A degree in a relevant field such as epidemiology, public health, health economics, or biostatistics is essential.
  • Advanced degrees such as Master’s or PhD in Mathematics (Biomathematics, Biostatistics), Physics (Biophysics), Computer Science or related fields.

2. Etc..

IV- Application process and deadline

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents in a single PDF file at the e-mail address acomvec@crid-cam.net

–Detailed CV (2 pages max) highlighting relevant education, experience, and skills

–Cover letter (1 page max) outlining motivation, research interests, and how their expertise aligns with the project goals. Please specify what topic you are going in for.

–One to two recommendation letter

–Attach a detailed proposal (2 pages max) on the research you want to carry out in line with one of the topics highlighted above (proposal should follow these outlines: Project summary; context and justification – specify the research question to be answered by your project; objectives; methodology- equally specify the tools to be used, modelling or statistical approaches; chronogram of the project; proposed budget.)

Terms of employment

For question and application submission channel see: acomvec@crid-cam.net 

Deadline for reception of application 30st June 2024 at 23:59

Please click on the following link for more information.


About CRID

Founded in 2017, the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) is a Not-for-profit research centre providing an excellent environment for conducting high quality and internationally approved research on infectious diseases in Cameroon and Africa. With an excellent technical platform and in collaboration with the various national and international partners, CRID aims to support research on the continent through the training of young African scientists, in order to fulfil its vision which is to save lives through quality research and capacity building in tropical infectious diseases.

Our recruitment at CRID is purely based on skills, qualifications and experience. We are working to create a safe working area of work for all free from any prejudice.