Research Fellow

University of London

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Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Dynamics

£43,947 to £49,908
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 December 2023
Reference:  EPH-EPED-2023-15

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We are recruiting a Research Fellow to model the potential impact and value of developing a new generation of influenza vaccines, as well as their potential utility during a pandemic. This will require building new models and extending existing models to capture the epidemiological and economic consequences of these vaccines, and communicating results to both academic and policy communities.

The post will be part of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D²4H), a partnership with the University of Hong Kong (HKU). It will build on existing work at both LSHTM (led by Professor Mark Jit and Dr Rosalind Eggo) and HKU (led by Professor Joseph Wu). Both teams are also actively involved in research on respiratory viruses including influenza, COVID-19 and RSV. The post-holder will work with laboratory-based scientists at HKU involved in discovering candidates for new influenza vaccines. The post will also be part of wider collaborations with key stakeholders such as WHO and US CDC.

The post-holder must have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic and the ability to program in suitable computer languages, ideally including R and C/C++. Relevant experience of research in a quantitative subject, ideally related to epidemiological and economic modelling of infectious diseases is essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time, 1FTE and fixed-term until 31 October 2025. The post is funded by the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health and available from 01 December 2023.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale Grade 6 in the range £43,947-£49,908 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.

Applications should be made on-line via our jobs website . 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 [email protected]

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. 

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