LASER are hiring: Research Fellow - Spatial Epidemiology

6 July 2017

The London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group (LASER) based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are looking to hire a Research Fellow in Spatial Epidemiology  to work at the interface between applied statistics and public health.

Salary:   £37,889 to £43,028 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Tuesday 10 July 2017
Interview Date:   Wed 19 July 2017

The successful applicant, working in collaboration with colleagues from the NTD modelling Consortium, will undertake geospatial analysis of disease distributions and use computer simulations to evaluate alternative sampling and surveillance strategies for NTDs sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. 

The post-holder will be a key contributor to method development, decision-making on strategy and approach, and refining methods and improving results given data availability, as well presenting findings in various formats.

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.

LASER are seeking applicants with PhD-level qualification in statistics, mathematical ecology, statistical epidemiology, or relevant quantitative subject. Ability to develop complex statistical models and strong programming skills are essential, including modelling spatial stochastic process using MCMC and/or approximate inference approaches.  Demonstrable experience using GIS and implementing geostatistical analysis approaches would be an advantage, as would a theoretical and practical understanding of infectious disease epidemiology

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