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Research Fellow in TB/HIV Epidemiology

Department of Clinical Research

Salary:  £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 February 2018
Reference:  ITD-CRD-2018-01

Further details:    Job Description    
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Research Fellow in TB/HIV Epidemiology

We are seeking to appoint a highly qualified individual to work alongside Professor Helen Ayles on the TREATS (Tuberculosis Reduction through Expanded Anti-retroviral Treatment and Screening for active TB) project. TREATS consists of 4 linked studies that will provide definitive cluster-randomised evidence of the effect of a household-level combined HIV and TB prevention intervention on the burden of TB at population level. These studies are nested within the ongoing HPTN071 (PopART) trial, the largest ever trial of a combination HIV/TB prevention intervention  being conducted in Zambia and South Africa.

The post-holder will be based in London but will be expected to travel frequently to Zambia and South Africa and will be responsible for assisting with the overall coordination of the study consortium, providing technical support to the consortium members and field sites and monitoring of the field activites in Zambia and South Africa. There will be scope to develop additional research to complement these studies and it is anticipated that the successful applicant will register for a higher degree.

The successful applicant will have a MSc in Epidemiology or a related field such as public or tropical health, substantial practical experience working in the field of TB, practical experience in the design and management of epidemiological studies, excellent publication record commensurate with experience, practical experience of analyses of data from epidemiological trials and/or studies, proven ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team and in a multicultural environment, as well as independently, experience of writing research protocols, excellent written and oral communication skills in English. The post-holder must demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to pursuing a career as an academic with an interest in global health. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This full-time post is funded by the TREATS Project (EDCTP) for a period of 3 years and is available from 1 March 2018. The salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 to £43,759 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. 

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. Please quote reference REF: ITD-CRD-2018-01.

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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