Research Fellow (Malaria Epidemiology)

London (GB)
£38,533 to £43,759 per annum
14 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow (Malaria Epidemiology)

Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases
Salary:   £38,533 to £43,759 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Sunday 21 January 2018
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  ITD-IID-08

We are seeking to appoint a research fellow to contribute to a research programme funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, entitled “Freedom from Infection – Confirming the Interruption of Malaria Transmission(FREEDOM)”. The programme seeks to investigate whether tools developed for confirming the absence of infection in veterinary epidemiology can be applied to malaria, and will provide key evidence as to if and how these tools can be best used to guide decision-making when driving towards and confirming malaria elimination.

The post-holder will collaborate with researchers and programme professionals across a range of disciplines and institutions including travel to target countries in malaria endemic and elimination phases and will be expected to integrate specific analysis with that of the wider research and surveillance community. They will be expected to contribute to the development of new analytical approaches from existing data including laboratory based studies. The post will be based in London and will require overseas travel including to malaria endemic countries.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics or other related discipline (awarded or expected completion within the first year of the post), proven aptitude for epidemiological and/or statistical analyses, particularly in relation to surveillance data, strong analytical skills in statistical methods and statistical programs such as R, and the ability to quickly learn new programming tools, experience in designing and implementing community-based epidemiological studies, experience in the creation, processing, management and analysis of large datasets, research experience in epidemiology, and a record of high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. Prior experience of epidemiological clinical research or overseas field research in malaria would be a considerable advantage. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for 1 year in the first instance (with possibility for extension). The salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 - £43,759 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 online 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 REF ITD-IID-08.

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.

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