The London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group (LASER) based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are seeking a competent and highly motivated epidemiologist to join a multidisciplinary team working on the design, implementation and evaluation of neglected tropical disease (NTD) control programmes. The position is based in London, but may require substantial periods of time travelling to collaborative sites in Africa and Asia.
Salary: £38,533 to £43,759 per annum inclusive
Closing Date: Tuesday 05 September 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
In recent years, an unprecedented emphasis has been given to the control of NTDs. This is an exciting opportunity to work across two projects in this area:
The AIM Initiative is a new global partnership formed to support Ministries of Health to target intensified disease management (IDM) for all people affected by the consequences of NTDs such as leprosy, Buruli ulcer, lymphatic filariasis, yaws and cutaneous leishmaniasis. The post-holder will responsible for the design of innovative strategies for generating and validating disease burden estimates for endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
The post-holder will also contribute to the analysis of data collected during a recently completed TUMIKIA Project, a trial evaluating alternative treatment strategies for soil-transmitted helminths. The post-holder will play a key role in analysing results and disseminating findings to stakeholders, including writing for publication. It is also expected that the post-holder will be keen to work flexibly and be involved in other research projects currently undertaken by the group – for further details see www.thiswormyworld.org and https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/laser.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in epidemiology, public health, or related subject, experience in conducting quantitative field research in low or middle-income settings, and a record of high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will need to collaborate effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written). Ability to conduct epidemiological analysis and develop statistical models using Stata and/or R are essential. Demonstrable experience using GIS and implementing spatial analysis approaches would be an advantage, as would a theoretical and practical understanding of the control of neglected tropical diseases.
Online applications close at 10pm Tuesday 05 September