Research Fellow in Infectious Disease Modelling

We are recruiting a Research Fellow to join our growing team of vaccine modellers and economists. Since 2011, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has supplied model-based estimates of the impact of different vaccines to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. These estimates have been used to set funding priorities, to evaluate performance and to advocate for greater global commitment towards controlling vaccine-preventable diseases in the world’s poorest countries. Since 2017, the scope of this work has expanded with LSHTM becoming a founding member of the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC). The Consortium brings world-leading vaccine modellers at LSHTM with other leading vaccine modelling groups.

More recently, we have attracted funding from different agencies to understand the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and related interventions in the UK and across the world. Hence the postholder will help develop a programme of work to address two major infectious disease threats globally: measles and COVID-19.

The post holder will join a vibrant multidisciplinary team of graduate students, research fellows and faculty members in the Modelling and Economic Evaluation of Vaccines (MEEV) group who are working on issues related to vaccine modelling and economics. Our team has successfully obtained large grants from a range of funders including the NIHR, MRC, BMGF, Gavi and WHO. We also collaborate closely with immunologists, epidemiologists and clinicians through LSHTM’s Vaccine Centre, as well as other infectious disease modellers through LSHTM’s Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases.

Type
Postdoc
Institution
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
City
London
Country
UK
Closing date
July 29th, 2020
Posted on
June 29th, 2020 13:48
Last updated
June 29th, 2020 13:48
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