The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
LSHTM Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Vaccine Modelling, 2018
Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Vaccine Modelling
Salary: £34,238 to £39,304
Contract Type: Until March 2020
LSTMH are recruiting a Research Assistant or Research Fellow to join their 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 their group includes both transmission dynamic and static models, and covers a range of antigens including measles, human papillomavirus, pneumococcal, rotavirus and Haemophilus influenza vaccines.
The post-holder will help develop a programme of work aligned with the objectives of VIMC. The post holder will advance vaccine modelling methodology and construct models to study the impact of vaccine investments in 96 low and lower-middle income countries.
The successful applicant will have an MSc or 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. Further particulars are included in the job description.
You can find the full job description, and apply for the role, here.