Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to work in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis. The current COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest threat posed by a respiratory virus since 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic. To date, the majority of epidemiological modelling analyses have focussed on High Income Countries (HICs). However, there is an equivalent need for models appropriate to Low- and Middle-Income Countries...
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- Reference MED01964
- Date posted 31 July 2020
- Closing date 11 August 2020
Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to work in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest threat posed by a respiratory virus since 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic. To date, the majority of epidemiological modelling analyses have focussed on High Income Countries (HICs). However, there is an equivalent need for models appropriate to Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) that comprise 85% of the world’s population and have differing demographics and behaviours that are not captured by existing models. To address this, we will use transmission models to forecast epidemics and healthcare needs in LMICs, explore the potential impact of proposed interventions and estimate their impact in real-time.
Duties and responsibilities
The overall aims of the project are:
- Global real-time forecasting of COVID-19
- Collation and assessment of key epidemiological factors in LMIC transmission & severity
- Design & optimise mitigation and suppression strategies for LMICs
You will have a PhD or equivalent in one of the following areas: statistics (including computational statistics and machine learning methods), bioinformatics, mathematics, or a similarly quantitative discipline.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.
The post is full time and fixed term from 01 November until 31 December 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.
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