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Research Assistant in Vaccine Modelling

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £34,238 to £39,304 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 28 October 2018
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2018-48

We are recruiting a Research Assistant to estimate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and equity impact of vaccination programmes using mathematical models of infectious diseases. The vaccine impact models include both transmission dynamic and static models, and cover a range of antigens including influenza, human papillomavirus, haemophilus influenzae, pneumococcal, measles and rotavirus vaccines.

The successful applicant will have a Masters’ degree in epidemiology, health economics, biostatistics, computational biology or other relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component. Candidates should also demonstrate experience in transmission dynamic modelling of infectious diseases and have a good publication record.  Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is available immediately and is funded until 31st May 2019 (with the likely possibility of extension, subject to funding). The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Research Assistant scale (£34,238 - £39,304 per annum inclusive). The post will be subject to 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-48. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk

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.

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