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The above posts are available in The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, Imperial College, London.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) was officially launched in October 2019 to combat global disease threats. J-IDEA is an institute within Imperial's world-class School of Public Health in the College's renowned Faculty of Medicine. Bringing together global health researchers in the School and drawing on Imperial’s expertise in data analytics, epidemiology and economics, J-IDEA will improve our understanding of diseases and health emergencies in the most vulnerable populations across the globe. The Institute will partner with governments, research institutions and communities to develop practical and effective long-term solutions, shape health policy and deliver better quality of life for all. J-IDEA was co-founded by Imperial College London and Community Jameel, a social enterprise organisation that operates a wide range of initiatives which promote and contribute towards positive societal change and economic sustainability.

Duties and responsibilities

Postholders will contribute to advancing J-IDEA’s research agenda in ‘Responding to health emergencies’ and ‘Health system strengthening’. You will be responsible for contributing to and/or coordinating the work of J-IDEA in one or more of the following areas of work:
• Modelling transmission dynamics during outbreaks and contributing to the emergency response in collaboration with external partner organizations;
• Collating and analysing large-scale datasets to estimate and project multiple diseases and risk factors that affect public health using methods from statistics machine learning, and time-series modelling;
• Conducting economic evaluations of complex public health interventions such as integration of healthcare services and universal health coverage with quantitative methods including cost-effectiveness analysis and econometrics;

You will collaborate closely with colleagues across the School of Public Health and other faculties of Imperial College London, and with external partners including Community Jameel, the World Health Organization, Centres for Disease Control in countries and national governments. The postholder will be part of the J-IDEA research team and based in The Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) and be responsible to one member of the academic leadership team, depending on project

Essential requirements

We are looking for established researchers with a PhD or equivalent in one of the following areas: mathematics, physics, computer science, bioinformatics, epidemiology, statistics, public health, economics, or a similarly quantitative discipline. It is essential that you have publications in leading scientific journals, experience in managing and analysing large scale datasets with statistical inference tools such as R, STATA, Matlab, etc.

Further information

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Neil Ferguson (neil.ferguson@imperial.ac.uk) or Dr Katharina Hauck (k.hauck@imperial.ac.uk)

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


Closing date for applications is 2 February 2020.

Interviews will be held on 20 February 2020.


About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.