Research Assistant or Research Fellow (EPH-IDE-2021-56)

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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 looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated infectious disease modeller to join the LIGHT Consortium and the world-leading TB Modelling Group, TB Centre, and CMMID. LIGHT (Leaving no-one behInd: transforming gendered Pathways to Health for TB) is a six-year cross-disciplinary global health research programme that aims to support policy and practice in transforming gendered pathways to health for those with TB in urban, HIV-prevalent settings. The successful applicant will work on and, depending on level of post, lead a range of exciting quantitative and modelling analyses in this area.

Depending on level of post, the successful applicant will have a postgraduate or doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Modelling, Statistics or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component, experience of infectious disease modelling and of programming languages (e.g., R, Python, C++), and an appropriate record of publication. Experience in infectious disease or quantitative TB research would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time funded by the LIGHT project and is available from 01/01/22 until 30/09/2022.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 5 for Research Assistant in the range £35,377 - £40,611 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) or Grade 6 for Research Fellow in the range £40,611 - £46,119 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 website at 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 Please quote reference LIGHT.

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.

Closing Date: 01 Dec 2021
Category: Academic

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