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Research Assistant or Associate UNAIDS

Posted: 5/20/2018 (Employment)

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant or Associate to join The UNAIDS Reference Group on Estimates, Modelling, and Projections (, an open group of international experts on HIV epidemiology, surveillance, and modelling who provide scientific guidance to UNAIDS and partner organizations on the methods and data used for global HIV epidemic estimates and projections. The Reference Group is coordinated by a Secretariat based at Imperial College London and the University of Cape Town.

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of this post is to manage the research of the UNAIDS Reference Group secretariat. As a member of the Secretariat, along with Dr Jeff Eaton (Imperial) and Dr Leigh Johnson (UCT), the post holder’s main responsibility will be to coordinate and synthesise research activities of Reference Group partners and collaborators, and conduct relevant research on HIV epidemiology, statistics, and modelling that contribute towards the objectives of improving global HIV estimates and projections.

As the post involves organisation of international workshop meetings, engagement with HIV stakeholders, and collaborative research projects, as well as dissemination of Reference Group research findings, this post will involve a high degree of external visibility.

Essential requirements

Applicants should have a MSc (for appointment to Research Assistant) or PhD (for appointment to Research Associate) or equivalent substantial experience in one of the following areas: epidemiology, public health, demography, statistics, or a similar discipline. You should be able to demonstrate substantial experience and familiarity with international HIV stakeholders and the research community. You will also have the experience and ability to independently identify, develop, and deliver major areas of work related to HIV epidemiology and modelling.

Further information

This post is full time and fixed term until 31 December 2019 in the first instance 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: Dr Jeffrey Eaton (

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Deadline: 06/10/2018

Location: Imperial College London