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Research Fellow

Department of Public Health, Environments & Society

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 March 2020
Reference:  PHP-PHES-2020-04

We are seeking to appoint a talented and highly motivated Research Fellow for the Measurement & Surveillance of HIV Epidemics Consortium (MeSH), a 3-year multi-million dollar project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Consortium is led by Professor James Hargreaves at LSHTM with partners at CeSHHAR Zimbabwe, University of Cape Town South Africa & the University of North Carolina Malawi Project.

The post holder will work closely with the Deputy Director, HIV Epidemiologist, and country teams in taking forward the strategic priorities of the Consortium and translating these into a research agenda. These priorities include strengthening the collection, analysis and use of routine HIV data towards the aim of accelerating and tracking HIV incidence decline in sub-Saharan Africa.

The post holder will provide epidemiological support, including research design and implementation, provide advice and support on the selection and application of appropriate statistical methods, and undertake analyses of routine HIV data. The post holder must be able and willing to travel to support the project in the following countries: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and the USA. 

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant field. The applicant will have proven expertise in the handling of large datasets and in the analysis of routine / surveillance data, excellent data management skills,  including both the management of such data and advanced epidemiological analysis methods, and a proven strong ability to use computer-based analytic software. They will also have the ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The appointment is based in London. It is fixed term, funded until 31st Dec 2022 and available immediately. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale, Grade 6, £40,011 - £45,437 per annum, dependent on experience & 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 online via our website at The reference for this post.. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date.

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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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