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RF/RA at LSHTM to work on vaccine modeling for BMGF and Gavi.

We are recruiting a Research Assistant or 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. The range of models used in our group includes both transmission dynamic and static models, and covers a range of antigens including measles, human papillomavirus, pneumococcal, rotavirus and Haemophilus influenza vaccines.

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 including Imperial College (the secretariat), Cambridge University, Johns Hopkins University,Harvard University, Public Health England and the US Centres for Disease Prevention and Control. The post-holder will help develop a programme of work aligned with the objectives of VIMC. The post holder will advance vaccine modelling methodology and construct models to study the impact of vaccine investments in 96 low and lower-middle income countries.

The post is based in London, available immediately and is initially funded until 31 March 2020, with further funding likely for a good postholder.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
Closing date
March 27th, 2019
Posted on
February 26th, 2019 10:32
Last updated
February 26th, 2019 10:32