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Post-doc in Mathematical Modelling of RSV Vaccine Impact

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Salary: £39,304 to £43,760 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Friday 24 May 2019
Reference: EPH-IDE-2019-11

Applications are invited for an Infectious Disease Modeller to join the Department Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at LSHTM on an interdisciplinary and collaborative project between the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), LSHTM's Centre of Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease (CMMID) and Vaccine Centre (VaC) and others project partners. The project aims to assess optimal vaccination strategies against RSV for a number of candidate vaccines. The post-holder will have unique access to surveillance and health insurance claim data from Germany and will be responsible for understanding and analysing data on the disease burden of RSV and advance our understanding of RSV transmission dynamics through mathematical models of RSV transmission.

The successful applicant will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in statistics, mathematical modelling, epidemiology or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component. Candidates should also demonstrate experience in mathematical modelling preferably on infectious diseases, and have a promising publication record. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 28th February 2022. The post is funded by the Federal Joint Committee, Germany (Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss) and is available immediately. The salary will be on the Academic Pathways Grade 6 in the range £39,304-£43,760 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.

The contractual office location for the role is the LSHTM Keppel Street campus in London. We are open to considering requests for the successful candidate to be based in Berlin (ideally at LSHTM's Berlin office) for personal reasons should they wish. This will be subject to negotiation at the offer stage based on the expertise and needs of the candidate, and would require formal approval to be based overseas for personal reasons in line with LSHTM procedures for handling such requests. Applicants should be aware that the salary for the role will remain the same irrespective of contractual location, however other benefits (including pension and eligible allowances etc) may differ for staff based overseas. Should you have any queries on this aspect, please discuss them with Heather Cartledge, Faculty Operating Officer (

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London (or Berlin)
UK (or Germany)
Closing date
May 24th, 2019
Posted on
April 25th, 2019 09:50
Last updated
April 25th, 2019 09:50