Research Assoc/Asst for South Africa district-level HIV modelling. 2-3 yrs developing new math models and spatial stats to support national HIV policy

We seek a researcher for a project to develop district-level HIV estimates and modelling for South Africa. The position is part of Project Linganisa, a collaboration of University of Cape Town, the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Unit at Wits University, and Imperial College London to produce estimates, modelling, and economic analysis that support HIV policy and programming in South Africa.

You will lead the development of new Bayesian spatio-temporal statistical models and infectious disease models of HIV at district level. This work will involve analysis, triangulation, and visualisation of HIV surveillance and programme data, and collaborating with project partners, collaborators, and national stakeholders to analyse and disseminate model results.

Project results will input directly to HIV policy processes in South Africa, published in peer-reviewed journals with methodological and substantive focus, and disseminated by the website

You will be a member of the HIV Inference Group within the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London. The group comprises a diverse group of researchers and research software engineers in the School of Public Health and Department of Mathematics focused on improving the methods, data, and tools that quantify the global HIV epidemic and the demographic impacts of HIV. The group hosts the secretariat for the UNAIDS Reference Group on Estimates, Modelling, and Projections (, an international technical advisory group providing expert guidance on the methods and data for responding to the global HIV epidemic, and develops and maintains mathematical models and software tools used by national HIV programmes to produce official HIV statistics (

This post is full time and fixed term for 2 years in the first instance and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Please contact Dr Jeffrey Eaton ( with questions or for further information.

Imperial College London
United Kingdom
Closing date
May 12th, 2021
Posted on
April 19th, 2021 11:45
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April 19th, 2021 11:45