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iPRI recrutes epidemiologists, biostatisticians and statisticians

The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) is a not-for-profit Research Institute which has major international programmes in a wide variety of disease areas in chronic and communicable disease. In chronic disease, iPRI has large programmes in several fields including oncology, diabetes, oral health, cardiovascular disease, Post-Conflict Public Health, nutrition, tobacco control and multiple sclerosis. iPRI has also programmes in vaccination and Anti-microbial resistance. Skills currently available include epidemiological and biostatistical as well as in the area of Pharmaco-epidemiology and mathematical modelling. In addition, the University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health@i-PRI was established in 2014 enabling qualified iPRI Faculty to hold University positions and supervise Masters and Doctoral students.

Our work has a focus on Prevention and an underlying strong interest in understanding influences on disease pathways and thereby improving prospects for prevention. A particular interest lies in understanding disparities in health and contributing to their reduction or elimination. This involves programmes in lower-resource countries but not forgetting similar situations in higher-resource countries and regions.

Due to expansion and re-organisation, iPRI are actively inviting candidates for a number of positions.

  • iPRI seeks to recruit three epidemiologists with experience in areas relevant to the iPRI programme. One of these should be highly experienced and the others may be at a senior or intermediate level.
  • iPRI also seeks to recruit in the areas of Statistics and Biostatistics. Candidates should be either an experienced biostatistician or statistician and there are positions now open for more junior candidates. These would include post-docs and candidates wishing to study for a doctorate.

Depending on the experience of the candidate, an academic position may be available within the University of Strathclyde.

iPRI is an equal-opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and conditions of service. The current Faculty comprises scientists from a variety of countries including France, Belgium, Romania, Brazil, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Expressions of interest should be sent to and suitably qualified candidates will be invited for interview. Candidates should send a brief (one page) biography together with a full Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications and grant awards.

Closing date for initial expressions of interest is 31rst October, 2017.


University Academic Appointments for iPRI Faculty

Two iPRI Faculty have received appointments with the University of Strathclyde situated in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr Guillaume Noyel has been appointed Visiting Researcher in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Guillaume is a leading expert on image analysis and is currently working on Diabetic Retinopathy. Dr Alberto d’Onofrio has been appointed as Visiting Professor in… Continue Reading

iPRI welcomes Dr Romualdas Gurevicius

Romualdas Gurevicius was born in Plunge, Lithuania and in 1974 graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University receiving a diploma of Public Health and Epidemiology. At the same year he started as research fellow at the Lithuanian Cancer Research Institute and subsequently became head of the Cancer Control Department, Head of the Lithuanian… Continue Reading

Chloé Leao

Chloé Leao was born in Chambéry, France. She graduated with a Bachelor in management of tourism business. During her study, she worked in Megève, France in a five-star hotel where she learned the keys of hotel industry. After her degree she came to Lyon and started working at the Marriott Hotel as receptionist and then… Continue Reading

Internships in Image Processing for Biomedical Images

The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI is a research institute devoted to disease prevention in which highly experienced epidemiologists, biostatisticians and applied mathematicians work together. iPRI has unparalleled experience in epidemiological research and macro health planning with a record of delivering real health and economic value to a range of public and private sources… Continue Reading

Philippe Vanhems

Philippe Vanhems graduated as Medical Doctor from Nancy Medical School in 1992. He accomplished his internship in Epidemiology and Public Health and integrated the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Geneva University Hospitals in 1988-1991. He received a grant from the National Swiss Research Foundation to complete his PhD training in Public Health at the… Continue Reading

Ibolya Nyulasi

Professor Ibolya Nyulasi is the Head of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Alfred Health, Melbourne Australia. Alfred Health is a multi-campus health service that includes a large quaternary teaching hospital with a major trauma, burns services and a 45 bed ICU. It also has a comprehensive cancer program including radiotherapy and bone marrow… Continue Reading

Aïda Ben Brahim

Aïda Ben Brahim grew up in Lyon, France. She has a general university studies diploma in Foreign Languages and Civilization. She continued her studies at the Peyrefitte School in Lyon to become a travel agent. Following these studies, she worked in as a travel agent, administrative assistant and switchboard operator. She joined iPRI as Receptionist… Continue Reading

iPRI signs MOU with International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO)

iPRI signs MOU with International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) Lyon, 1 February 2017 – Today, the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), represented by its President, Professor Peter Boyle, concluded discussions and signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), represented by the Chair of the Board, Jolanta Bilińska.… Continue Reading

Articles published in 2017

Backes C, Milon A, Koechlin A, Vernez D, Bulliard JL. Determinants of Sunburn and Sun Protection of Agricultural Workers During Occupational and Recreational Activities. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Aug 30. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001140. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 28858909] Boniol M, Dragomir M, Autier P, Boyle P. Physical activity and change in fasting glucose and… Continue Reading


Founded in 2009 with the broad goal of contributing to the improvement of health in populations worldwide, the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) aims to increase prospects for prevention through training, education, prevention research and research into causes worldwide with a focus on low and lower-middle income countries.

iPRI strives to answer three critical questions:

  • Is it healthy?
  • Is it safe?
  • Is it beneficial?

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