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Research Software Engineer (x2)

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £40,611 to £44,094 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 25 May 2022
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2022-09-R

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.

The purpose of this job is to join a new team that will develop free, open-source R software tools for outbreak analytics, to support global preparedness and response. The role will be part of the major new ‘Epiverse’ initiative at LSHTM, a joint collaboration between researchers in London and The Gambia supported by, which builds on previous policy-relevant analysis for outbreaks such as COVID-19 and Ebola within our Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID), and analytics development programmes such as the R Epidemics Consortium and EpiForecasts.

Beyond contributions to code, documentation, testing, code reviews, and training, the post holder will ensure that tools are fully integrated in the current software ecosystem and build, when possible, on existing code bases. The post holder will be responsible for implementing the general software engineering vision and strategies outlined by the project’s leadership, and for releasing and maintaining software packages. 

The post holders will have a MSc degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (computer science, engineering, data science, statistics, a natural science, etc) and experience in using and developing research software to produce research outputs. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The posts are full-time, fixed term until 31/08/2024 and available immediately.

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 6 in the range £40,611-£44,094 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

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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