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We are hiring! Two posts available at the University of Bristol, with a focus on the spread and severity of respiratory infections.

We have an excellent opportunity for up to two postdoctoral researcher(s) who are ready to advance their career in infectious disease modelling. We are looking for motivated research scientists to join our growing team of infectious disease modellers and statisticians in the Department of Engineering Mathematics and the Bristol Vaccine Centre (BVC) at the University of Bristol. The post will have a focus on understanding the spread and severity of respiratory infections including pneumococcus, RSV and COVID-19.

A major part of the role will be to support the design, implementation and analysis of infectious disease surveillance studies, and to quantify the effect of vaccines. You will be working closely with leading scientists in vaccine trials (Prof Adam Finn) and infectious disease transmission modelling and data analysis (Dr Leon Danon) in an interdisciplinary role.

If successful, you will be offered one of the following positions: Research Associate (I), Senior Research Associate (J), depending on your skills and experience. The role is funded up until 2024. You may be able to apply for new opportunities beyond the end of this role.

You should apply if
You have either a statistical background with experience in clinical trial design and analysis, a background in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases background, or a background in health economics research.
You have a good understanding of at least one or two or more of spatial statistics, medical statistics, infectious disease dynamics, epidemiology, health economics.
You have experience of analysing data sets for modelling projects
You have an undergraduate degree (1st or 2.1) in Statistics, Mathematics, or a related numerate discipline
You have a PhD or MSc (with equivalent research experience) in Infectious Disease Modelling,
Epidemiology, Statistics, Applied Data Science, Public Health or a closely related field

Nice to have:

Previous experience of presenting statistical models and results to non-statisticians
Experience of applying health economic methods in research
Experience in fitting infectious disease models to data
Knowledge of COVID-19 infectious disease models
Why should you apply for this role?

Potential to impact infectious disease management policy
You will join one of the leading research universities in the UK (ranked 5th REF 2021)
You will be able to work with prestigious industry partners across various sectors
Competitive pay and rewards, generous leave entitlements, attractive pension scheme, development opportunities, relocation support* and wellbeing initiatives.

University of Bristol
United Kingdom
Closing date
March 22nd, 2023
Posted on
February 23rd, 2023 11:04
Last updated
February 23rd, 2023 11:04