Know more

About cookies

What is a "cookie"?

A "cookie" is a piece of information, usually small and identified by a name, which may be sent to your browser by a website you are visiting. Your web browser will store it for a period of time, and send it back to the web server each time you log on again.

Different types of cookies are placed on the sites:

  • Cookies strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the site
  • Cookies deposited by third party sites to improve the interactivity of the site, to collect statistics

Learn more about cookies and how they work

The different types of cookies used on this site

Cookies strictly necessary for the site to function

These cookies allow the main services of the site to function optimally. You can technically block them using your browser settings but your experience on the site may be degraded.

Furthermore, you have the possibility of opposing the use of audience measurement tracers strictly necessary for the functioning and current administration of the website in the cookie management window accessible via the link located in the footer of the site.

Technical cookies

Name of the cookie


Shelf life

CAS and PHP session cookies

Login credentials, session security



Saving your cookie consent choices

12 months

Audience measurement cookies (AT Internet)

Name of the cookie


Shelf life


Trace the visitor's route in order to establish visit statistics.

13 months


Store the anonymous ID of the visitor who starts the first time he visits the site

13 months


Identify the numbers (unique identifiers of a site) seen by the visitor and store the visitor's identifiers.

13 months

About the AT Internet audience measurement tool :

AT Internet's audience measurement tool Analytics is deployed on this site in order to obtain information on visitors' navigation and to improve its use.

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has granted an exemption to AT Internet's Web Analytics cookie. This tool is thus exempt from the collection of the Internet user's consent with regard to the deposit of analytics cookies. However, you can refuse the deposit of these cookies via the cookie management panel.

Good to know:

  • The data collected are not cross-checked with other processing operations
  • The deposited cookie is only used to produce anonymous statistics
  • The cookie does not allow the user's navigation on other sites to be tracked.

Third party cookies to improve the interactivity of the site

This site relies on certain services provided by third parties which allow :

  • to offer interactive content;
  • improve usability and facilitate the sharing of content on social networks;
  • view videos and animated presentations directly on our website;
  • protect form entries from robots;
  • monitor the performance of the site.

These third parties will collect and use your browsing data for their own purposes.

How to accept or reject cookies

When you start browsing an eZpublish site, the appearance of the "cookies" banner allows you to accept or refuse all the cookies we use. This banner will be displayed as long as you have not made a choice, even if you are browsing on another page of the site.

You can change your choices at any time by clicking on the "Cookie Management" link.

You can manage these cookies in your browser. Here are the procedures to follow: Firefox; Chrome; Explorer; Safari; Opera

For more information about the cookies we use, you can contact INRAE's Data Protection Officer by email at or by post at :


24, chemin de Borde Rouge -Auzeville - CS52627 31326 Castanet Tolosan cedex - France

Last update: May 2021

Menu Fédération de recherche en infectiologie de la région Centre-Val de Loire Région Centre Val de Loire

Home page

Researcher in quantitative epidemiology (France)

Cirad in Montpellier

Science - Health sciences


Job title
Researcher in quantitative epidemiology

Begining date

Job description
CIRAD is recruiting a researcher specialised in quantitative epidemiology at the Animal, Health, Land Use, Risks and Ecosystems (ASTRE) Joint Research Unit (UMR) to develop epidemiological monitoring and research activities on animal diseases with a high economic impact (tick-borne diseases such as Theileriosis, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Foot and Mouth Disease, Brucellosis, etc.) and on priority zoonotic diseases at the human/livestock/wildlife interface in developing countries.

These activities will initially be carried out in partnership with the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe, in a structured and dynamic research environment with substantial current funding (EU-Desira LIPS project, AFD PACMAN project, ANR Victoria, EU COHESA project) and future funding ("Preacts", AFD Zimbabwe project under the Prezode initiative) and with state-of-the-art infrastructures with the Biotechnology platform, a multidisciplinary scientific team (veterinarians, ecologists, virologists, etc.), historical research fields and a major health database. You will also join the SHSEE (Human and Social Sciences, Epidemiology and Ecology) team within the ASTRE unit. You will be also required to carry out assignments in the sub-region and in Madagascar with possible medium/long term postings abroad to other areas where the ASTRE unit is working(West Africa, Madagascar, South East Asia).

Your assignments will include:
1/ Designing and conducting research on the factors influencing emergence to confirm priority health issues and improve the monitoring and control of diseases:
ü Improved understanding of the factors influencing the diffusion and persistence of animal and zoonotic diseases. Priority will be given to analysing the risks associated with the circulation of the diseases mentioned above.
ü Identification of health risks linked to the interface between wildlife, domestic animals and humans.

2/ Coordinating and setting up ambitious local (Zimbabwe) and regional projects and carrying out activities under these projects.

3/ Contributing to teaching and training in quantitative epidemiology for CIRAD partners and supervising Masters and PhD students.

4/ Applying the results and communicating through publications and exchanges with scientific and field partners.

5/ Contributing to the scientific coordination of the team in Zimbabwe with responsibility in the short/medium term for this coordination and for ensuring the appropriate expert knowledge on site, including the epidemiological aspects. Participating in coordinating the research and teaching partnership (DP-PCP, Production and Conservation in partnership).

You will receive 13 months of annual salary and, if you are geographically mobile, special allowances depending on your location and family composition.

Desired profiled
PhD in epidemiology (8 years of higher education), with initial university education (Master's degree or equivalent) or medical education (PhD in veterinary science)
Proven expert knowledge of quantitative epidemiology (analytical epidemiology, epidemiological modelling) and risk analysis for improving systems for monitoring animal health and public veterinary health
At least 5 years of post-doctoral professional experience
Experience abroad would be an advantage, especially in Africa
Experience in setting up and coordinating projects
Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work
Written and spoken English is essential

Position constraints
After a 1-month induction period at Cirad in Montpellier, you will be posted to Harare in Zimbabwe.

Work in tropical/humid/subtropical areas
Work in isolated and/or confined environments
Work at a computer screen for more than 4 hours a day

Socio-professional category

France base salary, excluding expatriation allowances if applicable
37-55 K€

Job location

Après une période d'intégration de 1 mois sur le site de Montpellier, vous serez affecté.e à Harare, au Zimbabwe.

find out more at: