|Salary:||£41,829 to £47,503 per annum, inclusive|
|Placed On:||27th January 2023|
|Closes:||9th 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.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to provide epidemiological expertise in assessing elimination of poliovirus within key countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. In this project the post holder will collaborate with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and especially in-country epidemiologists, to deliver analysis and modelling to support the final stages of polio eradication. Of particular interest is the development and delivery of statistical modelling of data that assesses the probability of elimination, both locally and internationally. The postholder will work with a diverse range of available data, and the outputs will support the improvement of poliovirus surveillance, and provide metrics of elimination for stakeholders and field epidemiologists.
The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in epidemiology, statistics, mathematical modelling or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component.
Candidates should demonstrate programming experience using specialist mathematical or statistical packages and/or programming languages, ideally R and have experience in the analysis of epidemiological data, ideally surveillance data. They should also have experience in the communication of findings to stakeholders. Further details are included in the job description.
The post is full-time and fixed-term until 31 December 2023 with potential for extension. The post is funded by the WHO and available immediately.
The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale Grade 6 in the range £41,829-£47,503 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-2023-04.
The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.
Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.
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