Research Assistant in Computational Epidemiology

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

December 1, 2021

Description

Research Assistant in Computational Epidemiology

11a Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SZ Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum (Possibility of Grade 6: £29,614 - £35,326 per year, with view to progression to Grade 7)

Understanding the spatial dynamics of infectious diseases is critical to target non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccines appropriately. The spatial scales of these interventions are governed by biological and behavioural factors and change depending on the underlying structure of the population. However, we lack basic understanding of the dynamic nature of these scales for emerging infectious diseases and how they may impact our decisions to optimally design interventions to reduce mortality and morbidity from infectious diseases.

The postholder will be responsible for developing novel statistical and mathematical methods to better understand the role of human mobility and population structure in shaping the dynamics of human infectious diseases. There will be rich and exciting datasets at high spatial resolution from across the world to draw from. These include large scale human mobility datasets (as described here: https: // www. nature.com/articles/s41562-020-0875-0) and large-scale virus genomic datasets from the UK and elsewhere. The PDRA is expected to translate scientific findings into actionable public health insights, also in support of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PDRA will be embedded in a large collaborative project and there will be plenty of opportunities to collaborate with researchers and policy makers from across the world.

Applications should include a one-page statement of interest and experience as well as a CV.

The post is fixed-term for 24 months, with a possibility for extension.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Contact Person : HR Vacancy ID : 154675 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 01-Dec-2021 12:00 Contact Email : hr@zoo.ox.ac.uk