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Research Fellow

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary: £40,011 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Reference: EPH-IDE-2021-31

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.

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow level mathematical modeller, health economist, epidemiologist, health services researcher, or statistician. The post holder will join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM, but should be based in mainland China. The post holder will be responsible for working with key partners in China (including the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Fudan University) and the UK (including Public Health England) in order to generate evidence from burden of disease, vaccine impact, mathematical modelling and economic evaluation studies on vaccine-preventable diseases. The post holder will also help to advise Chinese partners on identifying key evidence gaps and developing frameworks for evidence-based decisions around vaccine introduction, surveillance and safety monitoring.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, and ideally a doctorate in statistics, mathematical modelling, health economics, epidemiology, health services research or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component. Applicants will need to have a good command of both English and Mandarin Chinese in order to be able to facilitate effective communication between the two teams. They should already have the right to live and work in mainland China, and be able to make occasional trips to the UK when it is safe and legal to do so. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time and fixed-term for 12 months.

The salary will be on the Professional salary scale /Academic pathways Grade 6 £40,011 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the 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 ‘Director’s Days’. The post is based in Beijing or Shanghai, China.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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

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

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.


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