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Assistant Professor (0.15 FTE)

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and International Health

Salary:  £51,299 to £58,723 per annum, pro rata.
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 December 2023
Reference:  EPH-EPIH-2023-11

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We are seeking an experienced researcher in spatial epidemiology and/or data science to develop and deliver a research portfolio that supports estimating closer-to-reality travel time, geographic accessibility and uptake of emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC), as well as improved reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) outcomes in LMIC settings, especially in urbanized and built-up areas. The post-holder will be supervised by Dr Banke-Thomas and will join a supportive, multi-disciplinary research group to work on the On Tackling In-transit delays for Mothers in Emergency (OnTIME) project’s identified immediate priorities.

The post-holder must have a doctoral degree in a relevant topic and expertise in spatial epidemiology and geostatistical methods in the field of RMNCH in LMIC settings, including in urban environments. Experience of developing collaborative and reproducible code for data analysis and statistical inference would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is part-time 5.25 hours per week, 0.15 FTE and fixed-term until 30 November 2024. The post is available immediately.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 7 in the range £51,299- £58,723 per annum pro rata (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part-time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our jobs website. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference EPH-EPIH-2023-11.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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