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Takeda Chair in Global Child Health

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Salary:  £61,249 to £105,601 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 December 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  LSHTM-TAK-2019-R

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. 

We are seeking an outstanding academic leader at professorial level in the area of global child health. This prestigious post will be known as the Takeda Chair in Global Child Health in recognition of a generous donation from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.  

The post-holder will apply implementation science approaches to improve child survival and child health around the world, including testing innovations to inform policy development and service delivery, and catalysing evidence uptake to reduce the millions of preventable deaths amongst children especially in low-and middle-income countries. The research emphasis will address areas of greatest global child health burden, and also draw on the specific expertise of the individual appointed. 

The appointee will have a doctorate (or equivalent) in an appropriate specialism. A strong track record of conducting high quality implementation science in child health and child survival in low-and middle-income countries, including a focus on developing, testing and applying innovations relating to one or more of newborn survival and health, emerging infections and epidemics relevant to children, child undernutrition, optimal child development, and adolescent health is essential. The post-holder will have a strong publications record in child health and proven ability to attract competitive and substantial funding from national and global research funders and other sources. See the job description for further details.

This is a full-time, permanent post based in London (significant travel is expected).  The salary will be on the Professorial scale (in the range of £61,249 to £105,601+ per annum inclusive), at the appropriate band for the selected candidate. 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 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, providing one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and a failure to provide this information will mean 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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