Research Associate

School of Public Health

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 03rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £40,858 - £48,340
  • REF: MED02265
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health challenge, one of the leading causes of death due to infectious disease worldwide. Recent setbacks in the global TB response, arising from recent disruptions related to COVID-19, have only intensified the challenges being faced by high-TB burden countries. Mathematical modelling of TB transmission plays an important role in strategic planning in these and other settings and continues to inform decisions for the effective allocation of finite resources.

In this context, we have been working closely with National TB Programmes in India and elsewhere, providing modelling and data analysis in support of their TB response. We seek an outstanding candidate to lead model development as part of this engagement.

Duties and responsibilities

The modelling will include support for in-country research questions such as the potential impact and use of new tools against TB, as well as any national strategic planning required. The project will build on a solid foundation of existing collaborative relationships that have been developed in-country over the last few years. As such, the project will provide excellent opportunities for you to develop a strong research track record, at the same time as having impact on decision-making at the programmatic and government levels.

Essential requirements

You should hold a PhD in mathematics, computer science or a similarly quantitative discipline, backed by research experience in mathematical epidemiology and in tuberculosis modelling. You should have knowledge of R / Python / Matlab programming languages.

Further information

The post is full time and fixed term until 03 January 2024 and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 – £39,183 per annum.

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Additional information

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