Research Assistant / Associate / Fellow in Public Health

Imperial College London School of Public Health

United Kingdom

Job summary

Applications are invited for the above post to work on REACT: a national prevalence study for SARV-CoV-2 virus that measures the presence of both the virus and the antibodies in England. We have completed 2 rounds of the study measuring the presence of the virus and one round looking for the presence of antibodies. All three surveys recruited more than 100,000 people. Monthly follow-up rounds are planned for prevalence of virus with additional...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01944
  • Date posted 21 July 2020
  • Closing date 19 August 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location St Mary's Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £35,477 – £53,988 plus benefits
  • Department School of Public Health
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for the above post to work on REACT: a national prevalence study for SARV-CoV-2 virus that measures the presence of both the virus and the antibodies in England.

We have completed 2 rounds of the study measuring the presence of the virus and one round looking for the presence of antibodies. All three surveys recruited more than 100,000 people. Monthly follow-up rounds are planned for prevalence of virus with additional rounds also planned for prevalence of antibodies.

Duties and responsibilities

Your duties will be:

  • To wrangle, visualize and model infectious disease prevalence data
  • To develop novel analytical approaches in collaboration with colleagues that gain maximum insight from study data
  • To develop R code as part of a team that is easily readable and reusable
  • To draft reports for UK government on results and to draft manuscripts for publication
  • To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
  • To provide guidance to PhD Students (For appointment to Research Associate and Fellow)

There is scope to adapt the specific responsibilities of this role to the aptitudes and interests of the successful candidate.

Essential requirements

You should have a PhD  or equivalent and  Research Assistant applicants should have an MSc or equivalent in one of the following areas infectious disease epidemiology, ecology, population biology, mathematics, statistics, theoretical physics, computer science or an alternative highly quantitative discipline.

Further information

This post is full time and fixed term until 31 July 21 and 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.

Should you have any queries please contact Prof Steven Riley - s.riley@imperial.ac.uk.

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

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/.

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/. 


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