This position involves working closely with national TB programmes from high-burden countries (particularly India) to help in their strategic planning

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health challenge, one of the leading causes of death due to infectious disease worldwide. Recent setbacks in the global TB response, arising from recent disruptions related to COVID-19, have only intensified the challenges being faced by high-TB burden countries. Mathematical modelling of TB transmission plays an important role in strategic planning in these and other settings and continues to inform decisions for the effective allocation of finite resources.

In this context, we have been working closely with National TB Programmes in India and elsewhere, providing modelling and data analysis in support of their TB response. We seek an outstanding candidate to lead model development as part of this engagement.

The modelling will include support for in-country research questions such as the potential impact and use of new tools against TB, as well as any national strategic planning required. The project will build on a solid foundation of existing collaborative relationships that have been developed in-country over the last few years. As such, the project will provide excellent opportunities for you to develop a strong research track record, at the same time as having impact on decision-making at the programmatic and government levels. The position is for at least 2 years, with the possibility of extension to 3.

Imperial College London
United Kingdom
Closing date
March 4th, 2021
Posted on
February 3rd, 2021 18:59
Last updated
February 3rd, 2021 18:59