Students have the opportunity to engage in world-class research and have real-world impact. Undergraduate student research assistants earn $17.50 per hour and master's student research assistants earn $25 per hour. Research assistants can work a maximum of 15 hours per week. Students must be enrolled full-time to participate.
RESEARCH PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
In 2019, the Lancet Commission on malaria eradication called for a global effort to eradicate malaria worldwide by 2050, and several countries in southern Africa have set goals to eliminate malaria locally by 2030. In settings approaching malaria elimination, transmission is low, and cases cluster in geographic “hot spots”. This study investigates the effectiveness of public health interventions delivered in the neighborhood around malaria cases. These interventions include malaria testing, antimalarial treatment, and indoor residual spraying with insecticide. The study will analyze data from three randomized trials in Namibia, Eswatini, and Zambia. The Research Assistant will support spatial data processing; contribute to statistical analyses; make maps, figures, and tables; and conduct literature reviews and will have an opportunity to participate in peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Research mentor: Jade Benjamin-Chung (Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Medicine)
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Weekly meetings with the research mentor
Process spatial and epidemiologic datasets
Support statistical analyses
Create interactive maps
Create figures and tables
Conduct literature reviews
Eligibility and Requirements:
Stanford undergraduate and master's students in good academic standing are eligible to apply
All majors are welcome
Interest in a career involving Population Health, Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field
A working knowledge of R, Git, and Github, or at minimum, a willingness to learn these skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to follow both detailed and open-ended instructions
10-15 hours per week during the academic year
Along with the application, applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and a Stanford transcript (if an incoming freshman, applicants need not submit a transcript for fall quarter applications).