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Research Assistant in Pneumococcal Vaccine Modelling

Research Assistant in Pneumococcal Vaccine Modelling
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Salary: £33,567 to £38,533 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Friday 13 July 2018
Reference: EPH-IDE-2018-31

Applications are invited for an epidemiologist and/or infectious disease modeller to join the Department Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The post-holder will be funded for 18 months through a research grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK on an interdisciplinary and collaborative project with Public Health England, Fudan University and China CDC to use epidemiological methods including literature reviews, mathematical modelling and health economics to inform vaccination policy in China.

The post-holder will be supervised by Dr Stefan Flasche and will join a highly successful and supportive group with colleagues at LSHTM, Fudan University, China, and other international partners. It is expected that the project will involve a range of complex and original scientific research that requires a high degree of personal motivation.

The successful applicant will have a Master's degree in statistics, mathematical modelling, epidemiology or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component. Candidates should also demonstrate experience in statistics and/or mathematical modelling preferably on infectious diseases. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It is full-time, available immediately and is funded for 18 months in the first instance. The appointment will be made on the School’s Research Assistant scale Grade 5, in the range £33,567-£36,316 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 Day”. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-31. 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

Closing date
July 15th, 2018
Posted on
June 15th, 2018 20:48
Last updated
June 30th, 2018 06:15