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Modelling novel strategies for HPV vaccination in Vietnam, Gambia and globally to inform WHO, Gavi, BMGF and local governments.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to use data collected from LSHTM’s studies in Vietnam, the Gambia and elsewhere to parameterise epidemiological and economic models of the impact of novel HPV vaccination strategies around the world. The post will be based in Keppel Street, London working under the supervision of Professor Mark Jit.

The post-holder will analyse epidemiological data about sexual behaviour, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cancer incidence from trials and studies around the world conducted by our collaborators. The post-holder will then use these and other data to build and parameterise epidemiological and economic models to estimate the impact of novel HPV vaccination strategies around the world. The outcomes of the analyses have the potential to transform HPV vaccine policy in low and middle-income countries, as well as to inform decisions by Gavi, WHO and BMGF.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component, or a Master’s degree and substantial research experience in a relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component. They will have experience in constructing mathematical models of infectious diseases, as well as experience in understanding and analysing epidemiological data. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This post will be funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Work will be done in close collaboration with the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) in Hanoi, the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as well as the HPV-ADVISE modelling team at Laval University, Quebec.

The post is available from February 2019 and funded until 31st July 2021, with the opportunity for renewal subject to further funding. The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Research Fellow scale Grade 6, with a salary of £39,304 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, pro rata for part time staff. 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 The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-64.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
Closing date
January 11th, 2019
Posted on
December 17th, 2018 11:02
Last updated
December 17th, 2018 11:02