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Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Medical Entomology (Benin)

Department of Disease Control

Salary:  £34,238 to £39,304 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 26 December 2018
Reference:  ITD-DCD-2018-28

We are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant or Research Fellow to support the delivery of the entomology components of a randomised controlled Trial (RCT) on vector control interventions involving the most promising new generation of long lasting insecticidal net. The RCT aims to produce evidence on the efficacy of two type of dual active ingredient LLIN’s compared to standard LLIN against malaria infection and transmission by resistant mosquito populations. This is an exciting  opportunity to be part of high profile research that will help define future malaria control policy of the WHO and African member states.

The post-holder will support all the entomological components of the project and should therefore be organized and able to work under pressure; will work within a larger multi-disciplinary team so excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be essential as well a strong team spirit; will support the planning, implementation and the supervision of the routine entomological surveillance, the insecticide resistance monitoring, hut trial and standard WHO phase III durability and efficacy study. 

The candidate will report to the study PI and work closely with the overseas LSHTM entomologist (Co-I) based in Benin, and other scientists from LSHTM and Centre de Recherche Entomologique de Cotonou (CREC). 

The successful candidate will have a Msc or a PhD in medical entomology, medical parasitology or control of vector borne diseases with relevant field experience ideally living and working in Sub Saharan Africa; substantial past research management experience could additionally be in charge of planning and coordination of research activities including epidemiological aspects and data management. The candidate should be able to work in French. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This is a full time position based overseas in Cove, Benin.  The post is available immediately and is currently funded up to August 2022. Salary will be on the Academic Grade 5 scale in the range £34,238 - £39,304per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) for a Research Assistant and Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304- ££44,634 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) for Research Fellow. 

The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk.  The reference for this post is ITD-DCD-2018-28. 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 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.  

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