Research Assistant in Arboviral Epidemiology

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
24 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Assistant in Arboviral Epidemiology
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Salary:     £33,567 to £38,533 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Sunday 25 February 2018
Reference:     EPH-IDE-2018-01

We are looking to recruit a new Research Assistant post to help with online data gathering, basic data analysis and visualization for a project that aims to estimate the potential reduction in the burden of dengue in Indonesia achievable by sub-national roll out of Wolbachia infected mosquitoes. 

The main purpose of this role is to support efforts to map the disease burden of dengue in Indonesia and evaluate the potential cost effectiveness of new national Wolbachia release campaigns. The post holder will play a key role in dengue data acquisition processing and the implementation of basic mosquito and infectious disease simulation models as well as writing reports for key stakeholders.

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are refractory to dengue infection and spread throughout natural mosquito populations and early field trials have shown promising results, meaning there is now greater interest in rolling out this intervention at scale if it can be shown to have sufficient impact on disease burden and cost effectiveness

The role will suit a person with strong general data management skills and an ability to summarise key trends from disease, entomological and costing data. The post holder will have an MSc or PhD in a broadly health related subject with expertise in disease epidemiology, health economics and entomology particularly desirable. Demonstrated ability to synthesise work into figures and reports that are interpretable to a variety of audiences will also be important. No specific pre-existing software skills are required, but the post holder will become familiar with a range of data analysis software packages over the course of the project.

The post is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is available from January 2018 until 30 September 2018 and will work under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Brady in a growing team of arboviral researchers.

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-2018-01.

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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