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Research Assistant/Associate in Epidemiology or Spatial Modelling

Imperial College London

Location: London
Salary: £35,477 to £40,215 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th January 2020
Closes: 27th February 2020
Job Ref: NAT00629

Salary: For Research Assistant: £35,477 - £38,566 per annum

            For Research Associate: £38,566 - £40,215 per annum

Location: South Kensington

Job Summary

A Research Assistant or Associate in Epidemiology and Spatial Modelling position is available at Imperial College London (ICL) as part of a joint interdisciplinary project between ICL and Conservation International. The project ‘Insights for Catalysing Conservation’ seeks to understand how, why and when biodiversity conservation initiatives go to scale, have rapid and widespread adoption. This research position will focus on understanding the spatial drivers of spread. 

Duties and responsibilities

You will work together with students and postdoctoral researchers within the Centre for Environmental Policy and Conservation International, under the direct supervision of Dr Morena Mills and in close collaboration with Dr Anna Freni Sterrantino from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

You will be in charge of running spatial statistical analysis to investigate possible associations between adoption of conservation initiatives and adopter and environmental factors. You will work in close collaboration with researchers focussed on different conservation initiatives to pilot the use of this technique to address why conservation goes to scale. If successful, the models you develop will be used to explore the spread of multiple conservation initiatives around the world.

Essential requirements

You should have experience with statistics, spatial modelling in particular with Bayesian statistical models with R-INLA.

You should also enjoy working in teams to solve interdisciplinary problems.

Further Information

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.

This is a full-time, 3-month position. The start date is 1/11/2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The candidate will need to complete an online application and attach a CV.

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

For technical issues when applying online please email

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

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.

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