Research Assistant or Associate
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant or Associate in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health at Imperial College, London. The purpose of this post is to conduct research into the evolution of SARS Coronavirus 2 in response to rollout of real and hypothetical pharmaceutical interventions. The postholder will conduct mathematical modelling...
Job listing information
- Reference MED01816
- Date posted 31 March 2020
- Closing date 29 April 2020
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant or Associate in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health at Imperial College, London.
The purpose of this post is to conduct research into the evolution of SARS Coronavirus 2 in response to rollout of real and hypothetical pharmaceutical interventions. The postholder will conduct mathematical modelling of evolution of antimicrobial resistance mutations. Modelling will be coupled with statistical and phylogenetic analysis of SARS CoV 2 genetic sequence data. Models may also be developed for the purpose of forecasting public health benefits due to rollout of antiviral medications.
Duties and responsibilities
The work will be carried out within a EU-funded consortium of research institutions developing monoclonal antibody therapies.
You will work in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis and the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London. The MRC Centre has played a prominent role in mathematical and statistical analysis of the ongoing COVID19 epidemic and has close collaborative partnerships with public and global health agencies (notably the World Health Organization, where we are a Collaborating Center for Infectious Disease Modelling), governments and non-governmental bodies across the world.
You will have a PhD (appointment to Research Associate) or MSc (for appointment to Research Assistant) or equivalent in one of the following areas: infectious disease epidemiology, population biology, ecology, statistics, or a similarly quantitative discipline and experience with modelling dynamic systems in infectious diseases and/or other biological systems and experience using statistical computing software (R preferred).
The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months in the first instance and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus (located in 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.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.
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