Senior Research Associate in Spatial Statistics/Spatial Epidemiology

Lancaster University - Lancaster Medical School (CHICAS)

Interview Date: To be confirmed

This post is available for a three-year term, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding. You will join the CHICAS research group in Lancaster University’s Medical School, to work with Prof Peter Diggle and colleagues on three collaborative research projects involving the development and application of spatial and spatio-temporal statistical methods, as follows.

1. Mathematical modelling and spatial data analysis to inform TB care and control strategies in high TB incidence settings

To work with mathematical modellers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and overseas collaborators in South Africa, Zambia, and Malawi, on projects to understand the spatial distribution and transmission and transmission pattern of TB cases, and develop spatially targeted TB intervention approaches for use in high incidence settings.

2. Spatial Models of Intrahepatic hepatitis C virus (HCV) propagation in humans

To work with biomedical scientists at Los Alamos, USA, formulating and fitting spatio-temporal statistical models for the spread of HCV particles in the human liver, using data from human liver biopsies.

3. Community-based malaria control in the perimeter of Majete Wildlife Reserve

To work with epidemiologists and entomologists in Malawi in an ongoing project whose aims are to monitor malaria prevalence and mosquito abundance in rural communities in southern Malawi, and to evaluate the effects of community-level control interventions.

The role will involve frequent (fortnightly) travel to London during the first year of appointment, and occasional travel to the USA and to Malawi.

CHICAS conducts research in biostatistics, epidemiology and health informatics.  The group includes eight academic staff, six research staff and 15 research students. For more information, see the CHICAS web-site, chicas.lancaster-university.uk or contact Prof Peter Diggle, p.diggle@lancaster.ac.uk

The post is available from 1 April 2017, or earlier by arrangement. 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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