Research Fellow in Spatial Epidemiology

£38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Fellow in Spatial Epidemiology

Department of Disease Control
Salary:    £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive. 
Closing Date:   Tuesday 10 April 2018
Reference:    ITD-DCD-2018-01-R

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Spatial Epidemiology to join a multidisciplinary team working on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) ( in the Department of Disease Control. The post supports a project to develop evidence-based guidance for the effective design, implementation and evaluation of NTD control programme strategies, working in collaboration with the NTD Modelling Consortium and the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of NTDs (ESPEN) in the Africa Regional Office of the WHO.

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher who is keen to work at the interface between applied statistics and public health. The post-holder will undertake geospatial analyses to improve current estimates of disease distribution and intervention coverage, and evaluate alternative targeting and surveillance strategies. The post requires a high degree of personal motivation, but provides scope to develop their own research within this area.

We are seeking applicants with PhD-level qualification in statistics, mathematical ecology, statistical epidemiology, or relevant quantitative subject and with proven aptitude for epidemiological or mathematical ecological analysis, particularly in relation to spatial data. Ability to develop complex statistical models and strong programming skills in statistical programmes such as R are essential, as is the ability to learn new programming tools quickly. Demonstrable experience modelling spatial stochastic process using MCMC and/or approximate inference approaches would be an advantage, as would a theoretical and practical understanding of infectious disease epidemiology, and experience in GIS. We will expect the post-holder to contribute to the development and refinement of new analytical approaches, be able to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary research team, and will be expected to interact successfully with a wide range of stakeholders and to describe complex concepts and materials concisely. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This full-time post is based in London and funded until 31st December 2020. 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 ITD-DCD-2018-01-R.

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.

Further details:   Job Description

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