Research Assistant / Associate in Epidemiology

Job summary

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis to join the malaria modelling group to support research on the evaluation of the RTS,S malaria vaccine. The aim of the work is to assess the public health impact and cost-effectiveness of widespread introduction of the vaccine in Africa from 2022 onwards. This work will involve validation of an existing mathematical model of RTS,S vaccine impact...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02356
  • Date posted 24 March 2021
  • Closing date 7 April 2021

Job description

Job summary

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis to join the malaria modelling group to support research on the evaluation of the RTS,S malaria vaccine.

The aim of the work is to assess the public health impact and cost-effectiveness of widespread introduction of the vaccine in Africa from 2022 onwards. This work will involve validation of an existing mathematical model of RTS,S vaccine impact against data emerging from the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Program (MVIP) coordinated by WHO.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis is an international resource and centre of excellence for research and capacity building on the epidemiological analysis and modelling of infectious diseases. The Centre works closely with national and international agencies to support policy planning and response operations against infectious disease threats.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work closely with other members of the Malaria Modelling group, comprising over 30 staff and PhD students. They will also work closely with collaborators at PATH and WHO to support the translation of research findings into outputs that can support policy decision-making.

Essential requirements

You should hold a PhD (for appointment to Research Associate) or a Masters level qualification (for appointment to Research Assistant) or equivalent in one of the following areas: epidemiology, economics, health economics, ecology, statistics, mathematics, computer science, population biology or a similarly quantitative discipline. Experience in epidemiological data analysis and mathematical modelling for infectious diseases, and knowledge of the R programming language are essential.

Further information

The post is full time and fixed term to 31st December 2021 in the first instance and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington (working remotely initially). 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 £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

Should you have any queries please contact: Professor Azra Ghani (a.ghani@imperial.ac.uk) or Dr Alexandra Hogan (a.hogan@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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

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In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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