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Research Fellow in Modelling and Vaccine Evaluation for Emerging Infections

Research Fellow in Modelling and Vaccine Evaluation for Emerging Infections
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Salary: £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021
Reference: EPH-IDE-2021-18

Applications are invited for a mathematical modeller to join the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The post holder will work on a large project studying transmission of emerging infections, to improve the design of vaccine trials during outbreaks.

This post involves design of transmission models for priority emerging diseases and fitting those models to available data. The post-holder will focus initially on Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever, with other pathogens to be determined as work progresses. The post-holder will use transmission models to simulate and evaluate phase 3 vaccine trials, and determine optimal trial designs and vaccination strategies for outbreaks of these diseases.

The post holder must have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, experience of constructing and analysing mathematical or statistical models of infectious diseases. Familiarity with statistical approaches for model fitting (e.g. MCMC, particle filtering, etc) is also essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This post is fixed term until 31 March 2022 and is available from 1 May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 (Research Fellow) in the range £40,011 - £45,437 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 post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

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.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Closing date
May 4th, 2021
Posted on
April 23rd, 2021 13:13
Last updated
April 26th, 2021 12:12