Research Fellow in Vaccine Modelling and Economics

University of London

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Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Dynamics

£43,947 to £49,908
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 November 2023
Reference:  EPH-EPED-2023-10

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our 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. 

We are recruiting a research fellow to bring forward an innovative programme of work investigating the broader societal and economic benefits of vaccines against typhoidal and non-typhoidal Salmonellae, such as future productivity, antimicrobial resistance reductions, improved equity and social protection. The work is funded by the Wellcome Trust, and will be done in close partnership with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and the World Health Organization. 

The post-holder will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in a relevant topic alongside relevant experience in health economic, statistical and/ or mathematical modelling of health conditions, ideally infectious diseases. The ability to program in a suitable language, such as R (preferred), Python, C/C++ or Visual Basic is essential. Further particulars are included in the job description. 

The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed-term until 02 May 2024 in the first instance, with the possibility for extension subject to funding. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available from 01 November 2023.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 6 in the range £43,947- £49,908 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our jobs website . 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 [email protected] . Please quote reference EPH-EPED-2023-10.

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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