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Modelling COVID-19 transmission in a community in London

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 project studying the household and community dynamics of COVID-19 infections in a Jewish community in London.

The post involves analysing individual-level contact information from the community and interpretation of serological data from households. The post-holder will be responsible for estimating transmission characteristics using data analysis and modelling, developing a transmission model for SARS-CoV-2 infection in the community, stratifying by key characteristics, including the potential for waning of immunity, and fitting this model to available data.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in mathematical modelling, statistics, network science, or a quantitative discipline, with a substantial component on infectious diseases. Relevant experience of constructing and analysing mathematical models of infectious disease transmission, familiarity with statistical approaches for fitting models to data, experience of programming and use of specialist mathematical or statistical packages, and a demonstrated ability to work to tight deadlines are essential. Further details may found in the Job Description.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31 July 2021 in the first instance.

Closing date
October 20th, 2020
Posted on
October 7th, 2020 09:41
Last updated
October 7th, 2020 09:41