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Research Fellow on joint modelling of district-level HIV estimates and dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa

We seek a Research Fellow to work on a UNAIDS-supported project to develop and implement modelling tools for district-level HIV estimates in sub-Saharan Africa.

Every year, UNAIDS supports countries to develop official estimates of their HIV epidemics and coverage of key interventions. These estimates form official national estimates of HIV policy and planning and are used for globally reported HIV statistics. This project will further the development, implementation, and use of the new Naomi modelling tool (, used by countries for granular HIV estimates at the district level by age and sex.

You will be responsible for leading development and publication of new epidemiological and statistical modelling methods, working with model users to improve data processing, workflow, and model use, coordinating with the research software engineering team on implementation of new methods, and guiding UNAIDS and partners to support model usage.

Research will support and contribute to the objectives of the UNAIDS Reference Group on Estimates, Modelling, and Projections ( , an international collaboration of researchers providing expert guidance to UNAIDS, national governments, and partner organizations such as PEPFAR and Global Fund on the methods and data for quantifying and responding to the global HIV epidemic.

You will collaborate closely with epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, and research software engineers in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London (, as well as international collaborators engaged in supporting district-level estimates including UNAIDS, the US Centers for Disease Control, surveillance and strategic information experts in several sub-Saharan African countries, and other technical partners

This post is full time until 31 December 21 and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact Dr Jeff Eaton (

Imperial College London
United Kingdom
Closing date
June 16th, 2020
Posted on
May 22nd, 2020 08:02
Last updated
May 22nd, 2020 08:02