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Research Fellow in real-time outbreak modelling and forecasting

The main aim of the project the post-holder will join is to develop, improve and apply models for improving situational awareness and informing data collection in outbreaks via data analysis and forecasting. Including systematic assessment of the predictive ability of any forecasts made, and whether the inclusion of individual, spatial, behavioural or genetic data can improve them. There is considerable freedom for work within the aims of the project and scope for the development and use of state-of-the-art methodology and computation with direct impact on public health.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in a quantitative discipline such as epidemiology, mathematics, physics, statistics, bioinformatics or computational biology, or similar research experience. Candidates should have proficient knowledge of a programming language for mathematical or statistical modelling, including some experience with R, and be committed to open research and/or software development. Experience in outbreak analysis or model-based forecasting is an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed-term until 31 March 2025 with potential for extension subject to further funding availability. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available immediately.

The salary is on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 6 in the range £43,947 - £49,908 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 “Wellbeing 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 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 quoting reference EPH-EPED-2024-12. Any question about the post itself should be directed to Sebastian Funk.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
Closing date
May 15th, 2024
Posted on
April 25th, 2024 17:30
Last updated
May 5th, 2024 10:12