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Assistant Professor in Vaccine Burden and Economic Analysis (Maternity Cover)

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £45,878 to £48,767 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 August 2019
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2019-21

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. 

The Maternal and Newborn Group within the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, linked to the MARCH Centre at LSHTM is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor. The post holder will be responsible for delivering a programme of methodological and applied research regarding the evaluation of the impact and cost effectiveness of maternal Group B Strep vaccines and immunization strategies worldwide. The post holder will collaborate closely with other researchers in LSHTM, WHO and partners. The successful candidate will lead statistical research and apply findings for policymakers and scientific publication.

The post holder will work closely with Professor Joy Lawn and Professor Mark Jit, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and will be responsible for developing a high-standard programme of methodological and applied research in the field of economic evaluation of vaccines and immunization strategies in the UK.

The role will require a PhD in a relevant subject such as health economics, statistics, epidemiology or a quantitative social science, and should have experience of conducting research relevant to low and middle income countries. The postholder will be expected to demonstrate excellent research team management skills involving supporting colleagues in the team and in the field, and publishing research findings in top peer reviewed academic journals.  Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The post is full-time and fixed term to cover a period of maternity leave.  The post is available immediately and funded until 31 December 2020.  The salary will be on the Academic Assistant Professor scale, Grade 7 in the range £45,878-£48,767 per annum (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 “Director’s 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 website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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-IDE-2019-21. 

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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