The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Research Fellow & Assistant Professor in TB Vaccine Modelling - LSHTM, 2020
Deadline for applications: 5 Jan 2020
Salary: £40,011 to £53,465 per annum, inclusive
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Their mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.
For the first time in the history of TB vaccine development, two phase IIB trials have reported significant positive efficacy results. The first, a BCG study, has reopened the question of whether policy change to reintroduce adolescent BCG revaccination should be considered; and the second, the new M72/AS01E candidate, was the first efficacy signal seen with a robust new vaccine candidate since BCG.
The successful applicants will work on, and depending on level lead, a range of exciting modelling and economic projects to create modelling evidence on the likely impact, cost and cost effectiveness of BCG revaccination and the M72/AS01E vaccine for decision making by global stakeholders e.g., WHO and BMGF.
The successful applicants will be supervised by Prof Richard White and Prof Nick Menzies (Harvard), and will join a highly successful and supportive TB modelling group in London. There is considerable scope to take initiative for research within the field, in collaboration with colleagues at LSHTM and international partners. The project will involve a range of complex and original scientific research that requires a high degree of personal motivation.
Depending on level, the successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree (Research Fellow applicants) or doctoral degree (Assistant Professor applicants) in Epidemiology, Public Health, Modelling, Statistics or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component, and experience of infectious disease modelling and of programming languages (e.g. R, Python, C++). Further Particulars are included in the job description.
The posts are available from 1 January 2020 and are full-time. If two Research Fellows are appointed, the roles will be funded for three years. If an Assistant Professor and a Research Fellow are appointed, the Assistant Professor will be funded for 3 years and the Research Fellow for two years. The salaries will be on the Academic Pathway, Grade 6 for Research Fellows (£40,011 - £45,437 per annum) and Grade 7 for an Assistant Professor (£46,704 – £53,465 per annum) both inclusive of London Weighting).