|Salary:||£38,194 to £50,834 plus benefits|
|Placed On:||24th January 2023|
|Closes:||15th February 2023|
Location: St Mary’s Campus (Paddington), then White City Campus from autumn 2023
We are seeking a Research Assistant/Associate to work on a funded research project on the impact of climate change on malaria. The post is based in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, within the Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
The public health impact of climate change on vector borne diseases is highly unclear. Malaria remains one of the deadliest diseases and there is fear that morbidity and mortality could rise as mosquitoes and transmission thrive in warmer, wetter environments.
This post will lie within and contribute to the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC)’s new research programme on the impact of climate change on vaccine-preventable diseases. VIMC is directed by Professor Caroline Trotter, with Professor Neil Ferguson as Deputy Director and Principal Investigator of its climate change research programme.
You will be able to combine experience of epidemiological data analysis and statistical inference with knowledge of the modelling of malaria transmission and climate change to address key scientific questions. The research will assess the implications of changing environments on disease burden and how this will influence optimal vaccination strategy, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.
Duties and responsibilities
You will identify, develop and implement suitable techniques for the collation and analysis of epidemiological data for malaria. Specifically, you will develop novel mechanistic models of malaria transmission and parameterise them using historical surveillance data. You will use a variety of statistical and machine learning methods to explore the relationship between mosquito bionomics and climatic variables.
This is a full time, fixed term appointment for 3 years.
You will initially be based at St Mary’s Campus, Paddington, before relocating to White City Campus in autumn 2023.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum.
For any queries or informal enquiries about the post, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information is available in the job description on our website.
Closing date: 15/02/2023
To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference MED03604
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