Modelling the transmission patterns of Dengue Virus in endemic settings and test the impact of novel therapeutic strategies

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling to join the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSTHM).

The successful candidate will be developing and applying existing spatial mathematical models of Dengue Virus transmission, exploiting the growing availability of molecular data within an epidemiological framework to infer transmission patterns. In particular, the post will be using epidemiological, serological and sequence data on Dengue Virus infection to infer transmission patterns and the impact of novel therapeutic strategies. The project will involve ongoing collaboration with field teams in the Asia/Pacific region and visits to the region may be required.

This opportunity is suitable for someone with strong statistical, mathematical and computational skills. The post holder will be working closely with epidemiologists and computational biologists both at the LSHTM and with partner institutions. The post-holder will have a Masters degree in mathematical modelling, statistics, bioinformatics or computational biology.

The successful candidate will have scope to develop their own research within this area in collaboration with colleagues at LSHTM. It is expected that the work will involve a range of complex and original scientific studies and requires a high degree of personal motivation.

The post is full-time and available immediately and funded for one year. The appointment is based in London and will be made on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway scale with a starting salary at Grade 6 (£39,304 to £44,634 per annum inclusive). The post will be subject to 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 jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-47. 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.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

Type
Postdoc
Institution
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
City
London
Country
United Kingdom
Closing date
November 5th, 2018
Posted on
October 10th, 2018 13:25
Last updated
October 10th, 2018 13:25
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