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We are looking for an economist/epidemiologist to use both economic and epidemiological models to understand the equity impacts of COVID-19.

We are looking for an economist with an interest in epidemiology, or an epidemiologist with an interest in economics, who is keen to use both economic and epidemiological models to understand the equity impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The work will be supported through the newly established COVID-19 Hub of the CGIAR ( The Hub is hosted by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, and co-implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute, the International Livestock Research Institute, the CGIAR System Organization, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (; Convening researchers, funders, and key stakeholders, the Hub supports national response and recovery work, across CGIAR research themes.

This post will be attached to the LSHTM’s Centre of Health Economics in London (CHIL), and will also work closely with colleagues at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The postholder will foster joint economic/epidemiological modelling and collaboration between IFPRI and LSHTM. In order to develop better understanding of health impacts and poverty impacts of COVID-19 mitigation efforts in LMICs, we are trying to integrate health interventions and policies into macroeconomic models that estimate the poverty and health equity impacts of policy options. Specific questions include:

Vaccines: evaluating the options for short- and long-term delivery strategies in LMICs.
We hope also to consider equity and the impacts of COVID-19 on specific sub-groups;
The role of the postholder will be to help build and use these joint economic/epidemiological models.

The post will involve working across teams, institutions and economic disciplines, and drafting of scientific publications and policy reports, with the chance to reach policy directly through the CGIAR network.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in public health epidemiology or economics, as well as experience of modelling, working with large health data relating to AMR and health economic analysis and/or burden estimation. Familiarity with the R (or C++ or similar) programming language, and experience working on data from low and middle income countries, would be an advantage.

This post is full time FTE 1.0 and is available from 6th January 2021 to 31st December 2021. Salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range of £40,011 - £ 45,437 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Closing date
January 13th, 2021
Posted on
January 4th, 2021 12:49
Last updated
January 6th, 2021 13:45