PhD (2x2 years) ”Statistical Methodology in Vaccine and Infectious
Disease Research” (mandate WNI/2008/008)
PhD in statistical methodology in vaccine and infectious disease
research. The research activities are part of an interuniversity
collaboration between the Institute VAXINFECTIO of the University of
Antwerp, and the Center for Statistics, Hasselt University. The main
interdisciplinary research themes are i) to improve and/or increase the
understanding of the immune system, ii) to develop strategies for the
containment of antibiotic resistance and iii) to develop new methodology
in modeling infectious disease spread.
You have a strong quantitative background;
You are intrinsically motivated, think
analytically and creatively, and work in an organised and focused
You enjoy working in an multidisciplinary
environment (statistics, epidemiology, medical sciences, life
Experience in the use of statistical/mathematical
software such as SAS, R, etc., is a plus.
Licentiate, Master, or equivalent degree in (bio)statistics, mathematics,
physics or related field. Students that graduate this year can also
The appointment takes effect from July 1, 2009 for a period of 2 years,
extendable to a total period of 4 years.