Research Assistant / Associate in Health Economics

Imperial College London School of Public Health

Job summary

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis to join an inter-disciplinary project exploring strategies for malaria eradication. The project aims are to i) to determine optimal resource allocation strategies to achieve malaria eradication; ii) to explore the trade-off between country priorities and regional and global strategies; and iii) to understand how the success of strategies are...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02241
  • Date posted 21 January 2021
  • Closing date 21 February 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location St Mary's Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £36,045 – £48,340 plus benefits
  • Department School of Public Health
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis to join an inter-disciplinary project exploring strategies for malaria eradication.

The project aims are to i) to determine optimal resource allocation strategies to achieve malaria eradication; ii) to explore the trade-off between country priorities and regional and global strategies; and iii) to understand how the success of strategies are influenced by the wider political economy.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis is an international resource and centre of excellence for research and capacity building on the epidemiological analysis and modelling of infectious diseases. The Centre works closely with national and international agencies to support policy planning and response operations against infectious disease threats.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work with the health economics group led by Dr Katharina Hauck. The post forms part of a wider programme of research on mathematical modelling of malaria led by Professor Azra Ghani alongside 5 academic staff members including over 20 research fellows, research associates and PhD students.

Essential requirements

You should hold a PhD (for appointment to Research Associate) or a Master’s level qualification (for appointment to Research Assistant) or equivalent in one of the following areas: epidemiology, economics, health economics, ecology, statistics, mathematics, computer science, population biology or a similarly quantitative discipline. Experience in applied quantitative economic analyses and knowledge of programming language such as STATA, R or Matlab, is essential. Experience in applied research in welfare economics or health economics and knowledge of theoretical or applied research in welfare economics or health economics, is desirable.

Further information

The project is funded by The Wellcome Trust and the position is available on a full time and fixed term basis of three years in the first instance. You will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. 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.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Katharina Hauck (k.hauck@imperial.ac.uk) or Professor Azra Ghani (a.ghani@imperial.ac.uk)

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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