Looking for a dengue modelling post as a research assistant or postdoc? Come join us to help out with a variety of interesting projects.

A dengue modeller is needed with experience of designing, fitting and applying models of infectious diseases. You will split your time between existing dengue research projects with a focus on building a dengue early warning system in Vietnam. Dr Oliver Brady and Dr Rachel Lowe will act as your supervisors while your main role will be supported by other members of their respective teams.

You will have a Master’s degree (Research Assistant) or PhD (Research Fellow) in a quantitative science-based subject. You will need to have had experience working with mathematical or statistical models and a familiarity with the epidemiology of vector borne diseases would be highly desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.

Your key responsibilities will be:
Performing exploratory analyses of new datasets
Compiling data sets from multiple sources (e.g. earth observations and public health surveillance)
Communicating key research findings
Implementing existing dengue models and having a role in improving their performance
Contributing to manuscript writing and figure production
For Research Fellow level role: designing new models and leading manuscript writing as first author

Why should you apply for this post?
Be part of a collaborative and inclusive group where your input will be recognised with authorship roles on multiple high impact publications across a broad range of vector-borne disease topics
Acquire new skills with a training and conference budget to build your expertise
Clear route of progression with many group members going on to secure fellowships and promotions
Join a team that is supportive of flexible working and discourage excessive hours
A chance to visit collaborators in South East Asia and South America
Be part of an expanding vector-borne disease theme at LSHTM and play a role in shaping its future direction

Type
Postdoc
Institution
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
City
London
Country
UK
Closing date
February 22nd, 2019
Posted on
January 28th, 2019 09:56
Last updated
January 28th, 2019 09:56
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