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Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Vaccine Modelling

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £34,238 to £39,304 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 February 2019
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2018-45-R

We are recruiting a Research Assistant or Research Fellow to join our growing team of vaccine modellers and economists. Since 2011, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has supplied model-based estimates of the impact of different vaccines to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. These estimates have been used to set funding priorities, to evaluate performance and to advocate for greater global commitment towards controlling vaccine-preventable diseases in the world’s poorest countries. The range of models used in our group includes both transmission dynamic and static models, and covers a range of antigens including measles, human papillomavirus, pneumococcal, rotavirus and Haemophilus influenza vaccines.

The post-holder will help develop a programme of work aligned with the objectives of VIMC. The post holder will advance vaccine modelling methodology and construct models to study the impact of vaccine investments in 96 low and lower-middle income countries.

The successful applicant will have an MSc or PhD in mathematical modelling, health economics, statistics, epidemiology or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component. Candidates should also demonstrate experience in mathematical modelling, preferably on infectious diseases, and have good publication record.  Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is based in London, available immediately and is funded until 31 March 2020. The post is full-time (although part-time arrangements may be considered).  The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Research Assistant scale (£34,238 – £39,304) or Research Fellow scale (£39,304 only), depending on qualifications and experience. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year and in addition to this, there are a number of discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-45-R. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

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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