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Clinical Research Fellow (South Africa)

Department of Clinical Research

Salary:  £33,221 to £48,082 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 29 November 2019
Reference:  ITD-CRD-2019-36

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Research Fellow within the Department of Clinical Research in the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. 

The post holder will be part of a team investigating the effect of ART and symptoms on the infectiousness of people with active tuberculosis at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 

The work will involve submitting applications for regulatory approval; developing case report forms and standard operating procedures; training study team members in study procedures; providing clinical oversight of participants; data analysis and writing reports and journal articles. 

The post holder will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant field, fully qualified as a medical doctor with full medical registration and current licence to practise medicine, eligible for registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, with at least two years’ experience in a relevant clinical field, preferable including experience in management of tuberculosis and/or HIV disease, contributions to written output, preferably peer-reviewed, as expected by the subject area/discipline in terms of types and volume of outputs. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post holder will be based at AHRI's Somkhele campus, and may need to travel to other sites in South Africa. 

This post is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA, until 31 July 2024. The salary will be on the Clinical Research Fellow in the range £33,221 - £48,082 per annum (plus £2,162 displacement allowance per annum), point 1-9 on the clinical academic pay scales below consultant level. 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. An appointee relocating overseas may be eligible for additional allowances.

Applications should be made online via our website at  The reference for this post is ITD-CRD-2019-36.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on 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.

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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