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Research Software Engineer on Ebola vaccine modelling

Applications are invited for a Research Software Engineer 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 translating cutting-edge research in infectious disease modelling into accessible software or web applications that can be used by public health institutions for designing Ebola vaccination trials.

The post holder will need demonstrable experience in at least one of R or C/C++, familiarity with version control (e.g. git) and standard development practice tools and an ability to write modular, maintainable and testable code. The post holder will need a MSc degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering either awarded or imminent or equivalent training or equivalent experience in a related quantitative discipline for Research Assistant or a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in a scientific field including a substantial component of computational methods or computational biology, or equivalent experience in a related quantitative discipline for Research Fellow. Further details are included in the Job description.

The position can be appointed at the academic Research Fellow or Research Assistant level determined by the applicant’s previous experience. The post is fixed-term until 30 November 2021 and is available from 1 January 2021. This is a full-time role, part-time and flexible working arrangements will be considered and can be discussed at interview.

The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 5 (Research Assistant) scale in the range £34,854 - £40,011 or Grade 6 (Research Fellow) scale 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.

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 (remote possible)
Closing date
November 19th, 2020
Posted on
October 23rd, 2020 13:25
Last updated
November 3rd, 2020 21:44