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Research Fellow in Real-Time Modelling

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Dynamics

Salary:  £43,947 to £49,908 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 15 May 2024
Reference:  EPH-EPED-2024-12

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of the world’s leading public health universities. 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.

The main aim of the project the post-holder will join is to develop, improve and apply models for improving situational awareness and informing data collection in outbreaks via data analysis and forecasting. Including systematic assessment of the predictive ability of any forecasts made, and whether the inclusion of individual, spatial, behavioural or genetic data can improve them. There is considerable freedom for work within the aims of the project and scope for the development and use of state-of-the-art methodology and computation with direct impact on public health.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in a quantitative discipline such as epidemiology, mathematics, physics, statistics, bioinformatics or computational biology, or similar research experience. Candidates should have proficient knowledge of a programming language for mathematical or statistical modelling, including some experience with R, and be committed to open research and/or software development. Experience in outbreak analysis or model-based forecasting is an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed-term until 31 March 2025 with potential for extension subject to further funding availability. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available immediately.

The salary is on the Academic Pathway salary 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 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at 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 Please quote reference EPH-EPED-2024-12.

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. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

Further details:    Job Description    

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.



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