Research Assistant/Research Associate in Mathematical Modelling and Epidemiology

University College London - UCL - Institute for Global Health

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Institute of Global Health (IGH) for a Research Assistant/Research Associate in Mathematical Modelling and Epidemiology. The post holder will undertake the mathematical modelling for the Wellcome Trust funded study ‘Epstein Barr Virus: Paving the way for a vaccine using epidemiological and mathematical modelling approaches’ and contribute to (Research Assistant) or lead on (Research Associate) reports and peer-reviewed publications from this work.

The appointment is funded until 31st December 2017 in the first instance. Part-time workers (minimum number of hours per week to be considered for a part-time appointment is 0.6 FTE) are welcome to apply. 

Successful candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) or relevant experience in mathematical modelling or related discipline (Research Associate), or a MSc (or equivalent) or relevant experience in mathematical modelling or related discipline (Research Assistant). The ability to develop mathematical models for biological or health-related systems, and review and analyse data arising from epidemiological studies are essential requirements. The postholder should also have excellent interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communications skills.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,809 - £31,432 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Informal enquiries should be made to: Dr. Helen Stagg,

A job description and person specification can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

IGH is a family-friendly Institute and flexibility with respect to working pattern arrangements can be negotiated.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Dr. Helen Stagg (

Closing Date: 16/12/2016.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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