We invite applications from ambitious postdoctoral epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health economists or geographers to join Professor Tanser’s research group at Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban, South Africa. Training involves research in a mentored environment in the areas of population health, epidemiology, and behavioural science for cutting-edge HIV research in South Africa.

The successful candidates will have access to one of the largest ongoing population-based HIV cohorts in the world – the Africa Health Research Institute’s population cohort in rural KwaZulu-Natal, which includes over 90,000 individuals, with individual-level sociodemographic, biological, and clinical record data as well as comprehensive genomics data.

The projects will leverage the institute’s existing big data infrastructure, next generation viral gene sequencing platform, comprehensive geographical information system as well as the recently established research platform for tracking individual mobility patterns via smartphones and other on-going projects.