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Assistant Professor - TB

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £46,704 to £47,958 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23 October 2019
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2019-38

We have an opening for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Assistant Professor to join a world leading group of tuberculosis epidemiologist and modellers ( to work on a set of exciting health economics projects around treatment adherence and TB burden. 

Currently, all individuals receiving TB treatment have to regularly report to a health clinic to receive drugs, which for a lot of individuals contributes little to improving treatment adherence, yet leads to costs for both patient and provider. Part of this role is to lead on health system and patient cost data collection and cost-effectiveness modelling as part of a trial on introducing new mobile adherence technologies in Ethiopia and other LMIC countries (UNITAID-ASCENT, LSHTM-lead Finn McQuaid, Rein Houben). In addition, the association between poverty and TB burden has been well-known for centuries, but remains poorly quantified. The post-holder will have the opportunity to contribute to a statistical analysis of macro- and household socio-economic indicators and TB burden in Viet Nam, as part of a larger grant looking at TB natural history (ERC-TBornotTB, PI Rein Houben).  

It is expected that the project will involve coordination of data collection, both from a health system and patient perspective, travel, data analysis and cost-effectiveness modelling, as well as some training of trial staff from LMIC. In addition econometric data analyses will be required. The post-holder will be expected to show ability to plan their own work and display a high degree of personal motivation.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Health Economics, Epidemiology, Public Health or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component, and experience in line with the role. Candidates should also show experience with health system data collection in a low- or middle income setting and have an established publication record. Experience in tuberculosis or HIV research is desirable, but not necessary. Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Rein Houben ( for an informal discussion prior to submitting a formal application.

The post is available until 31st October 2021. The salary will be Grade 7 on the Academic scale in the range of £46,704 - £49,645 per annum (inclusive). 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.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at 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

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. 

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