Research Fellow in Modelling and Vaccine Evaluation for Emerging Infections

£39,304

Applications are invited for a mathematical modeller to join the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The post holder will work on a large project studying transmission of emerging infections, to improve the design of vaccine trials during outbreaks. 

This post involves design of transmission models for priority emerging diseases and fitting those models to available data. The post-holder will focus initially on Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever, with other pathogens to be determined as work progresses. The post-holder will use transmission models to simulate and evaluate phase 3 vaccine trials, and determine optimal trial designs and vaccination strategies for outbreaks of these diseases.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or submitted) in mathematical modelling, statistics, or a quantitative discipline, with a component on infectious disease transmission, or an MSc and extensive experience. Experience of constructing and analysing mathematical or statistical models of infectious diseases is essential, along with familiarity with statistical approaches for model fitting. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The appointment is based in London, available immediately and is funded until 31 March 2021. The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Research Fellow scale, Grade 6 (with a starting salary of £39,304 per annum). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-56. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date.  Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. 

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

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