Expression of interest: Senior researchers to join SEACO   



SEACO (si.koʊ or si.akoʊ) — the South East Asia Community Observatory — is a health and demographic surveillance system located in peninsular Malaysia. It was established as a research platform by an international partnership of universities and operationally it is managed by Monash University, Malaysia. Its raison d’être is to provide a base from which high quality, policy relevant community based research can be conducted that will be locally, regionally, and internationally applicable. It was established intentionally and explicitly as a generic research platform to support a wide range of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research in the clinical and biomedical sciences, social sciences, economics, education, and environmental sciences. The core remit is to capture and make usable, rich longitudinal data about a geographical area, the individuals, families, households, and communities within it, and the relationship between the people, their health and wellbeing, and the broader environment.

SEACO takes an ecological approach to public health with an emphasis on epidemiological and anthropological techniques. Engagement with the community of Segamat, and district, state and national stakeholders, particularly the Malaysian Ministry of Health, is the pillar of its success. For further information see

The Opportunity

Expressions of interest are sought from senior and emerging leaders in the field to take on senior roles (including deputy director) in SEACO and to relocate their existing research programs to this vibrant research environment within Monash University Malaysia. Opportunities for collaboration with existing research laboratories in the field will be promoted and encouraged.

Applicants must have a proven track record in high-impact research and success in competitive grant funding.

The successful candidates will be offered an attractive package and excellent benefits and conditions of employment.

Submissions and Enquiries

All enquiries will be held in confidence. Contact: Professor Daniel Reidpath (SEACO Director)

To submit your expression of interest, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to subject line: EoI SEACO by June 5 2017