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Research Assistant/ Research Associate

Imperial College London - School of Public Health

Location: London
Salary: £45,593 to £53,630 per annum, plus benefits*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd February 2024
Closes: 5th March 2024
Job Ref: MED04284
 

Location: White City, London

Job Summary

Applications are invited for a post of Research Associate to work on the epidemiology of hand, foot and mouth disease in Southeast Asia in collaboration with groups in Malaysia and China. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to our understanding of the global epidemiology of hand, foot and mouth disease through access to unique datasets and exciting collaborations.

You will work in the Vaccine Epidemiology Research Group and have access to excellent peer support from with other members of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.

The post would be especially suited to someone with experience in epidemiological analysis of infectious disease data, but we will also consider applications from enthusiastic individuals with appropriate mathematical, statistical or bioinformatics skills.

You will be expected to produce high-quality research, submit publications to peer-reviewed journals, attend and present at conferences, and attend meetings with internal and external collaborators.

Duties and responsibilities

Key objectives are as follows:

  • To conduct statistical, mathematical and/or epidemiological analysis of hand, foot and mouth disease surveillance data
  • To pursue research on infectious disease epidemiology and inference from data
  • To interact with other members of the research group and with our national and international collaborators

Essential requirements

You should hold, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology, evolution or related quantitative discipline with strong mathematical and/or statistical skills and an interest in infectious disease epidemiology.

Further Information

This role is offered on a full time, fixed term basis until December 2025 first instance. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact Dr Marga Pons-Salort (m.pons-salort@imperial.ac.uk )

Closing date: 05/03/2024

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £40,694 - £43,888 per annum.

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