Research Associate

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. We are seeking an excellent postdoctoral researcher to work on the epidemiology and mathematical modelling of poliovirus transmission, including analysis of global surveillance data maintained by the WHO. This post is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01167
  • Date posted 2 April 2019
  • Closing date 5 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

We are seeking an excellent postdoctoral researcher to work on the epidemiology and mathematical modelling of poliovirus transmission, including analysis of global surveillance data maintained by the WHO.

This post is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and focuses on the epidemiology of vaccine-derived polioviruses in Africa and the impact of different surveillance and vaccination activities.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work closely with the polio team in the vaccine epidemiology research group and have access to excellent peer support from with other members of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis. You will also communicate and meet with task teams from the GPEI and with staff at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Essential requirements

The post would be especially suited to someone with experience in epidemiological analysis or mathematical modelling of infectious disease data but we will also consider applications from enthusiastic individuals with appropriate mathematical, statistical or biological skills. You will be expected to produce high quality research, submit publications to scientific journals attend and present at conferences and attend meetings with researchers and policy-makers relevant to the field.

Applicants should have PhD in epidemiology or related quantitative discipline with ability to implement advanced statistical methods in C/C++, R or similar programming language. Ability to code in these or similar programming languages is desirable as is the ability to interpret, analyse and plot GIS data in R, ArcGIS or similar.

Further information

This post is full time, fixed term until 30 November 2020, and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact: Professor Nick Grassly: n.grassly@imperial.ac.uk

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

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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.

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