EPH-IDE- Associate Professor in Outbreak Response Analytics


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary: £54,386 to £62,423 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Sunday 15 April 2018

Reference: EPH-IDE-2018-18

We are seeking an experienced mathematical modeller / analyst who can lead real-time analyses of epidemic data to help partners, such as MSF and WHO make informed decisions during outbreaks of infectious diseases. 

The post-holder will also work closely with colleagues in the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team to help develop their outbreak analytical capabilities, both in terms of methodological approaches and of software development. The post-holder should be prepared to be deployed to the field at short notice. In addition, the post-holder will be expected to develop and deliver materials to strengthen capacity in this area for a range of partners, with a specific emphasis on deployable data pipelines in emergency / limited resources contexts. The postholder is also expected to lead and coordinate the development of open-source software for outbreak response, engage the wider community of epidemiologists, methodologists and software developers, and foster knowledge dissemination through free online training resources and the organisation of regular international workshops.

The post-holder should have a PhD in biostatistics, epidemiology or bioinformatics; expertise in the analysis of large and complex datasets (including epidemiological and genomic data); proven ability to develop statistical analysis software (preferably in R); and experience of developing post-graduate teaching materials and of running professional-level training courses. The post-holder should also have a good publication record commensurate with seniority; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) and good organisational and administrative skills including the ability to identify and deal with problems which may affect the achievement of research objectives. 

This is an exciting opportunity with considerable freedom to shape this growing field. The post is part time at 0.8 FTE, is available immediately and for a period of 4 years in the first instance. The post will be based in London. Salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade G8 in the range £54,386 - £62,423 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). 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 six discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the USS 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-2018-18. 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.

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