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Research Assistant or Research Fellow x3

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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 three enthusiastic and highly motivated Research Assistants or Research Fellows to join the world-leading tuberculosis (TB) Modelling group ( The successful candidates will contribute to projects within the group, including manipulation of TB mathematical models in R to examine the optimal combination of TB interventions across multiple countries, and the effect of subclinical TB on the potential impact of TB vaccines. 

The post-holder will have a relevant first degree in the field of Epidemiology, or similar degree with quantitative, public health or biomedical focus for Research Assistant or postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic for Research Fellow. Some experience with mathematical modelling of infectious diseases and relevant analytical skills in public health are essential at Research Assistant level. Relevant experience in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases and strong knowledge of a programming language (e.g., R, Python) are essential at Research Fellow level. Further particulars are included in the job description.

If you would like further information regarding the role please contact Prof Houben ([email protected]) or Prof White ([email protected]).

The posts are full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0FTE and fixed-term for one year. The post is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and National Institutes of Health and available from 01 December 2023. 

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale Grade 5 in the range £38,282-£43,947 per annum for Research Assistant, and Grade 6 in the range £43,947-£49,908 per annum for Research Fellow (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to 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.

Applications should be made by clicking the ‘Appply’ button above. 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 [email protected]

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 the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable. 

Further details:   Job Description    

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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