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Research Fellow

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Dynamics

Salary:  £43,947 to £49,908 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 24 September 2023
Reference:  EPH-EPED-2023-05

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. 

A postdoctoral position is available to join a team conducting research on modelling to inform decision making in real time during infectious disease outbreaks ( The post-holder will be supervised by Prof Sebastian Funk and will join a highly successful and supportive group at the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID).

The main aim of the team is to develop, improve and apply models for improving situational awareness and informing data collection in outbreaks via data analysis and forecasting. This includes systematic assessment of the predictive ability of any forecasts made, and of whether the inclusion of individual, spatial, behavioural or genetic data can improve them. Whilst some parts of the roles will involve work on specific diseases with public health collaborators there is considerable freedom for work within the general aims of the group as well as scope for the development and use of state-of-the-art methodology and computation with a direct impact on public health.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic. 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 desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time and fixed-term until 31 March 2025, and available immediately.

The salary will be 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.

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

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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