Postdoctoral Position in One Health System Evaluation

New Postdoc Opportunity in One Health Systems Evaluation in our Team

One health integrates transdisciplinarity and systemic thinking to create synergies across sectors. Although one health promises better solutions than the classic single disciplinary approaches, methods and benchmarks for its evaluation are missing. This requires the adaptation of methods from many fields that do not belong to classical health disciplines such as education, collective learning processes, data management, network science, etc.


The candidate’s responsibility will be to review existing methods from these fields for applicability to the NEOH framework and identify existing methodological gaps. The metrics and indicators will be tested on case studies in integrated surveillance in collaboration with the ISDS. The applicability and usefulness of the methods will be assessed, and the methods will be modified in an iterative process. Results will feed into improving the current NEOH framework.

 

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher to work for two years on a project to evaluate one health activities. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to one health (human, animal, ecosystem or environmental health, evaluation, transdisciplinarity, learning organisations or related fields), or equivalent qualifications. An interest in one health, systems thinking, or other integrated transdisciplinary approaches to solving health related problems is essential. Experience in evaluation of health or other processes is an asset.

 

We offer an interdisciplinary team with an influential network in one health and disease surveillance. Novel approaches to evaluate integrated health initiatives based on system thinking. The project is an opportunity to participate in cutting edge research on integrated approaches to health.

 

For more information: http://www.jobs.uzh.ch/jobDetail.php?jobID=7004

 

Application deadline is 30. October 2016