|Salary:||£41,829 to £45,417 per annum, inclusive|
|Placed On:||27th January 2023|
|Closes:||17th February 2023|
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.
This role will join a new team that will develop free, open-source software for outbreak analytics, to support national and international preparedness and response. The role will be part of the major new Epiverse-TRACE project at LSHTM, a joint collaboration between researchers in London and The Gambia supported by data.org as part of Epiverse initiative, building on previous policy-relevant analysis for outbreaks such as COVID-19 and Ebola within our Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID), and analytics development programmes such as the R Epidemics Consortium and EpiForecasts.
Beyond contributions to code, documentation, testing, code reviews, and training, the post-holder will ensure that tools are fully integrated in the current software ecosystem and build, when possible, on existing code bases. The post-holder will be responsible for implementing the general software engineering vision and strategies outlined by the project’s leadership, and for releasing and maintaining software packages. The main programming language used will be R.
The post-holder should have an MSc degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline along with excellent programming skills in at least one commonly used programming language (R, python, Julia etc.).
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The post is full-time, fixed-term until 31 August 2024 and available immediately.
The salary will be on the Professional Services scale Grade 6 in the range £41,829-£45,417 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part-time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to email@example.com. Please quote reference EPH-IDE-2023-05.
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