LASER are hiring: Research Assistant - Epidemiology and GIS

20 June 2017

The London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group (LASER) based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are looking to hire an epidemiologist with a background in GIS and spatial mapping to work on the mapping and modelling of neglected and tropical diseases (NTDs).

Salary:   £33,006 to £37,889 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Tuesday 11 July 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 

The successful applicant will be working with the AIM Initiative to support the development and implementation of innovative and inexpensive mapping approaches in endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. 

The Aim Initiative is a new global partnership formed to support endemic countries to target intensified disease management (IDM) for all people affected by the consequences of NTDs such as leprosy, Buruli ulcer, lymphatic filariasis, yaws and cutaneious leishmaniasis.

Primary responsibilities for role include providing technical support and guidance as needed by national programs during the in-county design and implementation of mapping activities, and the development of protocols and training tools.

S/he will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of an ongoing research strategy around quantifying the geographical distribution of IDM NTDs, and will play a key role in analysing results and disseminating findings to stakeholders, including writing for publication.

The successful candidate will have an MSc level qualification in epidemiology or a related discipline, plus experience using GIS platforms to manage, visualise and analyse spatial data. S/he will have familiarity with conducting epidemiological analyses using Stata or R; should have a good working knowledge of neglected tropical diseases; and willingness to spend significant periods of time travelling.

Experience building relationships with the implementers of disease control programme (particularly in sub-Saharan Africa) would be an advantage. A full job description can be downloaded here.

For details on how to apply click here