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Research Fellow or Assistant Professor in Health Economics (NEST360) (0.5FTE)

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £40,011 to £53,465 per annum, pro rata.
Closing Date:  Thursday 22 April 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 04 May 2021
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2021-15

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. 

NEST3600 (Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies) is a 15-partner collaboration in four African countries (Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria) to innovate, implement, and evaluate a health systems package to improve hospital care for small and sick newborns. LSHTM leads the complex evaluation of mortality and implementation, as well as the economic and investment assessment. 

We are seeking a Research Fellow or Assistant Professor in Health Economics to support the project’s economics workstream. You will contribute to multi-country, mixed-method data collection in more than 50 hospitals, overseeing data quality, enabling locally-led analyses, supporting local teams in technical analyses and writing, and leading writing for specific aspects. High-level quantitative skills are required, ideally with experience in routine data systems for MNCH and informatics.

You will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in health economics or a related field, experience in health economics research, and field experience living and conducting research in LMICs. You will have experience managing multi-country mixed methods data, undertaking economic analyses (cost-effectiveness and/or financing studies) in LMICs, and in using cost-effectiveness modelling and software such as STATA, Excel, TreeAge and R. You will establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, and demonstrate the ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels. Please see Job Description for further details. 

The post is part-time 0.5FTE and fixed-term for 12 months. It can be based in London, Kenya, or Malawi.

The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 6, £40,011-£45,437 per annum (Research Fellow) or Grade 7, £46,704-£53,465 per annum (Assistant Professor), depending on qualifications and experience. 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 http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk

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.

Further details:    Job Description    
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