J-IDEA Research Associate or Fellow x 3

Job summary

We are looking to fill 3 posts in The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) within the School of Public Health, Imperial College, London. Of the 3 posts; 2 will be available in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Infectious Disease Modelling and Health System Analysis) and 1 will be in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Health Analytics and Machine Learning). The Abdul Latif...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02000
  • Date posted 4 September 2020
  • Closing date 4 October 2020

Job description

Job summary

We are looking to fill 3 posts in The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) within the School of Public Health, Imperial College, London. Of the 3 posts; 2 will be available in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Infectious Disease Modelling and Health System Analysis) and 1 will be in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Health Analytics and Machine Learning).

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. J-IDEA has three key objectives:

  1. Responding to health emergencies
  2. Strengthening health systems
  3. Building partnerships and capacity

Further information on J-IDEA can be found here: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jameel-institute/. The postholder will be responsible to one member of the academic leadership team, depending on project.

Duties and responsibilities

You will enhance partnerships and build capacity in epidemiology and analytics both globally and locally. You will enhance and extend our partnerships with major global actors, and partnerships with governments and NGOs in LMIC. You will contribute to technical capability development where it is needed– in the most affected countries and regions.

Essential requirements

You will have a PHD in one of the following areas: mathematics, physics, computer science, bioinformatics, epidemiology, statistics, public health, computational neuroscience, (bio)statistics, epidemiology, demography, population health,  machine learning, artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, data science or a similarly quantitative discipline.

Further information

This role is full-time and fixed-term for 3 years.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact:

Research Associate or Fellow in Infectious Disease Modelling and Health System Analysis - Prof Neil Ferguson (neil.ferguson@imperial.ac.uk) or Dr Katharina Hauck (k.hauck@imperial.ac.uk).

Research Associate or Fellow in Health Analytics and Machine Learning -  Prof Majid Ezzati (majid.ezzati@imperial.ac.uk).

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

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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.