Research Associate

Job summary

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...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01964
  • Date posted 31 July 2020
  • Closing date 11 August 2020

Job description

Job summary

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

 

Essential requirements

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. 

Further information

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.

Should you have any queries please contact Professor Azra Ghani (a.ghani@imperial.ac.uk).

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

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About Imperial College London

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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.

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  • 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.

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