Research Fellow in Vaccine Modelling

London (GB)
£37,889 to £43,028 per annum
23 Aug 2017
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22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow in Vaccine Modelling

Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health

Salary:   £37,889 to £43,028 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Friday 22 September 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  EPH-IDE-61

We are recruiting a Research Fellow to join our growing team of vaccine modellers and economists. Since 2011, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has supplied model-based estimates of the impact of different vaccines to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. These estimates have been used to set funding priorities, to evaluate performance and to advocate for greater global commitment towards controlling vaccine-preventable diseases in the world’s poorest countries. The range of models used in our group includes both transmission dynamic and static models, and covers a range of antigens including measles, human papillomavirus, pneumococcal, rotavirus and Haemophilus influenzae vaccines.

Recently, the scope of this work has expanded with LSHTM becoming a founding member of the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC). The Consortium groups LSHTM with other leading vaccine modelling groups including Imperial College (the secretariat), Cambridge University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Public Health England and the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.
The postholder will help develop a programme of work aligned with the objectives of VIMC. They will advance vaccine modelling methodology and construct models to study the impact of vaccine investments in 96 low and lower-middle income countries. The postholder will join a vibrant team of over 10 graduate students, research fellows and faculty members working on issues related to vaccine modelling and economics. Our team has successfully obtained large grants from a range of funders including the NIHR, MRC, BMGF, Gavi and WHO. We also collaborate closely with immunologists, epidemiologists and clinicians through LSHTM’s Vaccine Centre, as well as other infectious disease modellers through LSHTM’s Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in mathematical modelling, health economics, statistics, epidemiology or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component. Candidates should also demonstrate experience in mathematical modelling, preferably on infectious diseases, and have good publication record. 
The post is based in London, available immediately and is funded until March 2020, with the opportunity for renewal subject to further funding. The salary will be on the Academic pathways Grade 6 scale in the range £37,889 - £43,028 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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 Please quote reference EPH-IDE-61. 
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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