Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of RSV Vaccine Impact 566 views

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 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. 

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling to join the Department Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at LSHTM on an interdisciplinary and collaborative project with the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the Centre of Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease at LSHTM and others. The project aims to assess optimal vaccination strategies against RSV. The post-holder will have unique access to surveillance and health insurance claim data from Germany and will be responsible for understanding and analysing data on the disease burden of RSV and advance our understanding of RSV transmission dynamics.

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

The post is full-time and fixed-term until 28th February 2022. The post is funded by the Federal Joint Committee, Germany (Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss) and is available immediately. The salary will be on the Academic Pathways Grade 6 in the range £39,304-£43,760 per annum (inclusive). 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.  

The contractual office location for the role is the LSHTM Keppel Street campus in London. We are open to considering requests for the successful candidate to be based in Berlin for personal reasons should they wish.  This will be subject to negotiation at the offer stage based on the expertise and needs of the candidate, and would require formal approval to be based overseas for personal reasons in line with LSHTM procedures for handling such requests. Applicants should be aware that the salary for the role will remain the same irrespective of contractual location, however other benefits (including pension and eligible allowances etc) may differ for staff based overseas. Should you have any queries on this aspect, please discuss them with Heather Cartledge, Faculty Operating Officer ().

Applications should be made on-line via our website at . Applications should also 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 . 

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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