Senior Research Associate in Spatial Statistics/Spatial Epidemiology

Lancaster Medical School

Salary: £32,958 to £38,183 

Closing Date: Thursday 22 December 2016

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: A1703

This post is available for a three-year term, with the possibility of extension subject to the  availability of funding. You will join the CHICAS research group in Lancaster University’s  Medical School, to work with Prof Peter Diggle and colleagues on three collaborative research  projects involving the development and application of spatial and spatio-temporal statistical  methods, as follows:

1.Mathematical modelling and spatial data analysis to inform TB care and control strategies  in high TB incidence settings To work with mathematical modellers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,  and overseas collaborators in South Africa, Zambia, and Malawi, on projects to understand  the spatial distribution and transmission and transmission pattern of TB cases, and develop  spatially targeted TB intervention approaches for use in high incidence settings.

2.Spatial Models of Intrahepatic hepatitis C virus (HCV) propagation in humans To work with biomedical scientists at Los Alamos, USA, formulating and fitting  spatio-temporal statistical models for the spread of HCV particles in the human  liver, using data from human liver biopsies.

3.Community-based malaria control in the perimeter of Majete Wildlife Reserve To work with epidemiologists and entomologists in Malawi in an ongoing project whose  aims are to monitor malaria prevalence and mosquito abundance in rural communities  in southern Malawi, and to evaluate the effects of community-level control interventions.

The role will involve frequent (fortnightly) travel to London during the first year of appointment,  and occasional travel to the USA and to Malawi.

CHICAS conducts research in biostatistics, epidemiology and health informatics. The group  includes eight academic staff, six research staff and 15 research students. For more  information, see the CHICAS web-site, or contact Prof Peter Diggle,

The post is available from 1 April 2017, or earlier by arrangement.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.