Work & Study Opportunities

The TB Modelling Group currently has two open positions, detailed below, and Richard White is welcoming PhD proposals in TB modelling.

TB MAC Infectious Disease Mathematical Modeller/Epidemiologist

Closes 8 January 2017

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint an Assistant/Associate Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Mathematical Modelling with strong health analytical, organizational and communication skills to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSTHM). The post-holder will take the role of the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium Secretariat Epidemiologist/Modeller (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) in LSHTM’s TB Modelling Group ( The PI is Richard White, with co-PIs Vassall, Dowdy, Cohen, Houben, Eckhoff, Menzies, Gomez, and Kimerling.

This is a critical and influential role. It will give multiple opportunities to work with leaders in the field of TB modelling, on the cutting edge of the science and policy. The post-holder will work closely with Richard White, Rein Houben and the other co-PIs to deliver the activities and products in line with TB MAC’s mandate. International travel will also be required.

This is a full-time post, based in London at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and tenable up to 31 December 2019. The appointment will be made on the School’s Academic Pathway Assistant Professor scale, £44,226 – £50,629 per annum, or Associate Professor scale, £53,477 – £61,380 per annum, inclusive depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications should be made on-line via the LSHTM website at and you can also find more information by following that link. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Richard White () or Rein Houben () to find out more about the post before applying.

Tuberculosis Vaccine Modelling PhD MRC LID Studentships for 2017-18

Closes 15 January 2017

Overall studentship details can be found here; specific outline in our area can be found here.

To be eligible for a full MRC Studentship award, applicants must have been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period immediately preceding the date of the award to qualify for the full award. Under MRC residency requirements other EU nationals may receive be eligible for an award to cover tuition fees only. MRC LID may potentially make fully funded awards to excellent candidates who are EU nationals but who do not meet the MRC residency requirements.

Epidemiologist/Mathematical Modeller

(Posted 24th February 2014 – Filled)

We have a position for an energetic TB epidemiologist or mathematical modeller with an interest in directly supporting country-level TB policy making. The work involves providing epidemiological and mathematical modelling support to National TB programmes preparing their applications to the Global Fund under the ‘New Funding Model’. Frequent international travel including Sub Saharan Africa and coordination with collaborators, including those working on HIV and Malaria in London, Geneva and the USA are required.

The successful applicant would have an MSc in epidemiology or other quantitative health discipline. Experience in tuberculosis epidemiology and control options is key, an understanding of mathematical modelling of infectious diseases is desirable. Good communication skills, both written and oral, are essential.

The post is initially for 11 months full-time. You would be based in London within the TB Modelling Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (, supervised by Rein Houben and Richard White.

Please contact Rein Houben () should you have any further queries. If interested, please send your CV with details of 2 referees to .

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