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Research Assistant or Research Fellow

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £34,238 to £44,634 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 22 February 2019
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2019-02

A dengue modeller is needed with experience of designing, fitting and applying models of infectious diseases. You will split your time between existing dengue research projects with a focus on building a dengue early warning system in Vietnam. Dr Oliver Brady and Dr Rachel Lowe will act as your supervisors while your main role will be supported by other members of their respective teams.

You will have a Master’s degree (Research Assistant) or PhD (Research Fellow) in a quantitative science-based subject. You will need to have had experience working with mathematical or statistical models and a familiarity with the epidemiology of vector borne diseases would be highly desirable.  Further particulars are included in the job description.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Performing exploratory analyses of new datasets
  • Compiling data sets from multiple sources (e.g. earth observations and public health surveillance)
  • Communicating key research findings 
  • Implementing existing dengue models and having a role in improving their performance
  • Contributing to manuscript writing and figure production
  • For Research Fellow level role: designing new models and leading manuscript writing as first author

Why should you apply for this post?

  • Be part of a collaborative and inclusive group where your input will be recognised with authorship roles on multiple high impact publications across a broad range of vector-borne disease topics
  • Acquire new skills with a training and conference budget to build your expertise
  • Clear route of progression with many group members going on to secure fellowships and promotions
  • Join a team that is supportive of flexible working and discourage excessive hours
  • A chance to visit collaborators in South East Asia and South America 
  • Be part of an expanding vector-borne disease theme at LSHTM and play a role in shaping its future direction 

The full-time appointment is based in London, available immediately and is funded until 21 February 2021. The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Research Assistant Grade 5 (with a starting salary of £34,238-£39,304 per annum) or Research Fellow scale, Grade 6 (with a starting salary of £39,304-£44,634 per annum). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. 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-2019-02. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date.  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 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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