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12 month research position Imperial College London, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant or Associate to joinThe Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling based in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

The research will be undertaken with the Malaria Modelling Research Group and will benefit from the translational focus of the MRC Centre and the close existing links it has with public health bodies including WHO, Global Fund, Malaria Vaccine Initiative, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Innovative Vector Control Consortium, Clinton Health Access Initiative and academic partners in endemic countries.

The post holder will be responsible for the development and application of mathematical models of malaria to support global health agency strategic advice. The position forms part of a programme of research on mathematical modelling of malaria. Further information on the group can be found on our website (

The overall aims of the project are to use our existing malaria modelling framework to:
Evaluate the impact that malaria interventions could have in reducing malaria transmission and disease burden globally;
Determine the cost-effectiveness and economic impact of different strategies including consideration of improvements in efficiency of funding allocation both globally and within individual country programmes;
Consider the additional impact of new strategies and tools.
An important aspect of the role will be the dissemination of the results and the tools at country-level and to global stakeholders to inform decision making.

Applicants should have an MSc (for appointment to Research Assistant) or PhD (for appointment to Research Associate) or equivalent in one of the following areas: infectious disease epidemiology, population biology, mathematics, statistics, theoretical physics, computer science or a similarly quantitative discipline. You will also need knowledge of the R programming language and experience of mathematical modelling of infectious diseases in an applied context.

This is a full time, fixed term post available for a period of 12 months in the first instance and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact: Prof Azra Ghani - and/or Alison Reynolds -

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Malaria Modelling Research Group, Imperial College London
Closing date
March 25th, 2018
Posted on
February 26th, 2018 12:18
Last updated
February 26th, 2018 12:18