Reporting to: Principal Investigator
Place of work: Njala University, Bo Campus
PROJECT TITLE: West African One Health-Actions for Understanding, Preventing and Mitigating Outbreaks
This project will be conducted in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria by an international and multidisciplinary consortium led by Njala University. It will include mixed methods such as remote sensing, machine learning and qualitative methods to determine relationships between changing demographics, land-use patterns and emerging pathogens.
The team will describe the impacts of COVID-19, Lassa Fever and Ebola on the livelihoods of people in the four countries. The project hopes to create policies to mitigate against disease emergence and transmission, related risk to food security and social inquiries.
The project aims to accelerate and expand One Health actions to prevent and mitigate infectious disease outbreaks at community and national levels across Western Africa. Relationships between changing demographics, land-use patterns and emerging pathogens will be described between the 4 countries.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
PHD/MSC in Artificial Intelligence such as data science, computer science, IT or statistics in such disciplines as data science, mathematics, cognitive science or computer science. Enrolment in additional AI-related courses and certification programs
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Setting up a cost-effective and sustainable AI Architecture with natural language processing and dashboard for a One Health Community Action Networks that is integrated with social media (Facebook and WhatsApp).
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
If you would like to apply, send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, which should include summary of the reason why you would like to be appointed and the qualifications and experience you will bring to the University together with three referees. Alternatively, you can also apply online at: email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org OR Use the Job Application form to apply. Please note that 1st February 2022 is the closing date.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send the names, address and contact numbers/email addresses of three referees.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted