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Research Fellow in Epidemiology and One Health (Cambodia)

Department of Global Health & Development

Salary:  £39,304 to £44,634 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 14 June 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  PHP-GHD-2019-10

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 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. 

The Department of Global Health and Development aims to conduct novel and policy-relevant research that concerns health issues with a global reach, predominantly from the perspective of the development of low and middle-income countries. The Department comprises approximately 100 staff and 80 research degree students, with total grants funding of over £30m spread over a range of funders including research councils, UK and overseas charities, the European Union, Department for International Development and others. Staff come from a wide range of disciplines including economics, epidemiology, mathematics, policy analysis, medicine and social anthropology. Members of the Department also edit the journal Health Policy and Planning.

We are seeking a Research Fellow to join a new One Health-oriented project on understanding zoonotic disease risk in relation to swine production systems in Cambodia, with a focus on influenza.      

The post-holder will be based overseas in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, working with local collaborators including governmental, non-governmental and academic institutions across both human and animal health sectors. They will coordinate and support day-to-day project activities, including local training and capacity building, field surveys, sample collection from pigs and humans, data management, epidemiological analyses and dissemination of findings.  

The appointee will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in Epidemiology, Public Health, Infectious Diseases, or related area. A degree in Veterinary Medicine is desirable. The ability to travel internationally to oversee and conduct fieldwork and meet with stakeholders is essential. Good written/verbal communication skills are essential as is the ability to communicate effectively across different cultures and academic backgrounds. Further particulars can be found in the job description.  

The post, based in Phnom Penh, is full-time funded until 30 September 2020, with potential for future extension as and when further funding is confirmed. The salary is on the Academic scale, Grade 6 scale £39,304 - £44,634 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) and is subject to LSHTM terms and conditions.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition, there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk and include contacts of two referees to be contacted if shortlisted.  Applications are accepted until 10pm on the closing date. Queries may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

The supporting statement 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 process and failure to provide this information will mean that the application is not considered. Answers such as "See attached CV" are unacceptable. 


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