Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Tuberculosis

London (GB)
£38,533 to £43,759 per annum
23 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Tuberculosis
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Salary:     £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Sunday 22 April 2018
Reference:     EPH-IDE-2018-20

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated infectious disease modeller to join the world-leading TB Modelling group (, TB Centre ( and Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

While tuberculosis is the biggest cause of death from a single infectious agent globally, our understanding of its natural history remains limited. The successful candidate will develop mathematical models to examine the potential and impact of new ideas on the natural history of TB as part of an ERC funded project. Work will include comparing approaches, including deterministic compartmental and stochastic individual based models as well as combining historical and new data to inform model structures and parameters.

The ideal candidate must have a PhD in mathematical modelling, statistics, epidemiology or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component or equivalent experience. In addition, experience in programming language and an appropriate record of publication are essential. Experience in infectious disease or quantitative TB research would be an advantage. 

The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It is available immediately and is funded until 31st March 2021, with the potential for extension for another 2 years. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 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 USS Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-20. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the PI Dr Rein Houben for any informal enquiries about the position (

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.