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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 applications@i-pri.org 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

Boyle to receive RSE Royal Medal by Her Majesty the Queen

On May 17, 2017, The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the RSE Council’s recommendations for the 2017 RSE Royal Medals. On Friday 7 July 2017, Professor Peter Boyle, CorrFRSE FMEDSci, President of The International Prevention Research Institute and Director of The University of Strathclyde Institute of Global… Continue Reading

iPRI Delegation in Vietnam

iPRI continues to strengthen its ties to Vietnam’s Hospital K and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. Following on the recent signing of an MOU between iPRI and Vietnam, several iPRI scientists were present at a recent meeting to share best practices in Breast Cancer diagnostics and treatment. Professor Van Thuan, Director of Hospital K in… Continue Reading

iPRI signs MOU in Ukraine

On Tuesday March 20th, 2017, the International Prevention Research Institute (Lyon, France), represented by its President Professor Peter Boyle, and the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), represented by its Rector, Professor Yuriy V. Voronenko, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Public Health.… Continue Reading

World Cancer Day 2017

Is Africa once again the forgotten continent of global public health response? We fear it is. How else can one explain how international organizations, donors, much of civil society and African governments themselves, are by and large either unaware or ignoring the rise of Cancer in Africa? How is it possible that still today, over… Continue Reading

iPRI 2015-2016 Biennial Report

iPRI is pleased to present its 2015-2016 Biennial Report. Increasingly international attention is turning towards a focus on prevention. Prevention ranges over Primary Prevention, to reduce the risk of particular diseases, through Secondary Prevention, identifying chronic diseases early in their natural history when clinical disease may be avoided or the disease identified when it is… Continue Reading

iPRI Stands Against Cancer in Africa

The International Prevention Research Institute stands with all those concerned with African Public Health. In the past decade, Global Public Health seems to have lowered the intensity of prior decades and yet, as was the case with the rise of HIV, Africa continues to have new health challenges. One particular challenge is URGENT. Indeed, the rise of… 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

Mission

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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