The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has announced a new, fully funded PhD studentship in the field of mathematical modelling for malaria control.
This four-year full-time program, commencing in January 2024, aims to address the pressing issue of malaria, which claims the lives of over 600,000 people each year, predominantly children.
The research will focus on the development and application of mathematical models to inform strategies for malaria control, particularly targeting mosquito vectors.
Innovative tools, including the utilization of Wolbachia, are currently being developed to combat these disease-transmitting mosquitoes.
The mathematical models generated through this PhD program will play a crucial role in assessing the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing these novel interventions.
To be eligible for this PhD studentship, applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Possession of an MSc degree
- Educational background in either biological or mathematical sciences
- Demonstrable proficiency in mathematical modelling
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Availability to work on campus for a minimum of two days a week
- The LSHTM will provide full coverage of university fees, regardless of whether the applicant is from the UK or an international student. Additionally, successful candidates will receive a starting stipend of £20,140 per annum to support their research endeavors.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting the following documents:
- A one-page curriculum vitae (CV), including the names of two references.
- A one-page description of the proposed research project.
All application materials should be sent to Laith Yakob at [email protected] no later than October 16, 2023. Shortlisted candidates will receive notifications by the end of October 2023.
This unique PhD opportunity at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine offers aspiring researchers the chance to make a significant impact on the global fight against malaria through mathematical modelling and innovative control strategies.
The LSHTM is committed to advancing knowledge and research to improve the health and well-being of communities worldwide.