We seek an outstanding predoctoral or postdoctoral researcher for a five-year NIH-funded project to improve global estimation and modelling of HIV among children and adolescents. The project is a collaboration between the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. It will involve developing more data-driven methodology for paediatric HIV estimates published by UNAIDS and the Global Burden of Disease study and used to plan national HIV programmes.
You will be a member of the HIV Inference Group within the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London. The group comprises a diverse group of researchers and research software engineers in the School of Public Health and Department of Mathematics focused on improving the methods, data, and tools that quantify the global HIV epidemic and the demographic impacts of HIV. The group develops and maintains mathematical models and software tools used by national HIV programmes to produce official HIV statistics (https://hivtools.unaids.org/).
Duties and responsibilities
You will lead (1) extension of the EPP-ASM model (an integrated HIV epidemic and demographic projection model) to incorporate paediatric population, and (2) development of new Bayesian approaches to statistically calibrate models to multiple paediatric HIV data sources. Research findings will be published in peer-reviewed journals and implemented in software used by the Global Burden of Disease study and UNAIDS.
You will have experience in statistical analysis and programming in the R language, implementation of mathematical models for infectious diseases, population projections, ecology, or similar, knowledge of HIV epidemiology and dynamics, and analysis and visualisation of disease surveillance and population health data.
A PhD is essential for appointment as Research Associate and a first/MSc degree is essential for appointment as Research Assistant in statistics, infectious disease epidemiology, ecology, population biology or a similarly quantitative discipline.
There is potential opportunity for PhD study alongside project responsibilities for interested Research Assistant level applicants.
This post is full time and fixed term until 30 November 2025. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.
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