Research Fellow in Infectious Disease Modelling (PCV)

Closing Date: Sunday 05 August 2018

Applications are invited for an Infectious Disease Modeller to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

The successful candidate will join a large but still growing team of vaccine epidemiologists, modellers and economists at LSHTM working on high profile public health questions relevant across high, middle and low-income settings. The team has recently acquired a number of personal fellowships as well as grant funding including from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK, from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, from the World Health Organization and from ELRHA (Enhancing Learning & Research for Humanitarian Assistance). Following these successes, we are currently recruiting a mathematical modeller at research fellow level.

The post holder’s main responsibility will be to investigate the circumstances under which African countries could move from a 3-dose PCV infancy schedule to a cost saving 2-dose schedule with one dose in early infancy and a booster dose given towards the end of the first year of life. The post holder will also support and collaborate with other partners and early career researchers (e.g. PhD students) within the Mucosal Pathogen Research Unit (MPRU) to undertake modelling projects that address the aims of the Unit. Occasional travel (mainly to collaborators in Gambia, South Africa, Malawi and Kenya) will be required.