New NTD research opportunities - apply today
Applications are now open for three diverse and interesting research positions with LCNTDR members.
Research Assistant in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London
Salary: £33,380 to £35,061 + benefits
Closing date: 1 January 2019
This post is part of the collaborative Geshiaro project which brings together researchers from Imperial College London, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) in Ethiopia. The project aims to design, monitor and evaluate mass drug administration programmes in conjunction with associated water and sanitation improvements to stop soil transmitted helminths and schistosome parasite transmission in Southern Ethiopia.
The post holder will be responsible for the supervision of data collection in Ethiopia (in part with others), analysis of epidemiological data on the prevalence and intensity of infection (in London) at various rounds of mass drug administration in replicated village settings.
Assistant Professor in Spatial Statistics and Epidemiology
Dept of Disease Control, LSHTM
Salary: £45,878 to £52,520 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: 5 December 2018
The successful applicant will be conducting research on the epidemiology and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in sub-Saharan Africa. This research is a component of the Expanded Special Project for the Elimination of NTDs within the Africa Region of the WHO. The post-holder will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of appropriate statistical methods to quantify the spatial distribution of NTDs.
MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships 2019/20
Title of PhD project: Modelling trachoma epidemiology and survey methodologies to achieve elimination
Closing Date: 13 January 2019.
Though modelling and geospatial analyses, the project aims to improve our understanding of the epidemiology of trachoma, inform surveillance methodologies and assess the targeting and cost-effectiveness of elimination efforts. The student will develop skills in:
- Quantitative methods
- Health economics
- Programming, including data processing and data analysis
- Working with large data sets
- Health policy
- Global health politics
- Disease elimination
- Critical thinking
- Research communication to diverse audiences