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Associate Professor in Epidemiology/Infectious diseases (clinical or non-clinical)

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £56,473 to £64,817 per annum, inclusive.
Clinical appointments will be made on the clinical salary scales
Closing Date:  Monday 27 January 2020
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2019-46

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Epidemiology/Infectious diseases (Clinical or non-clinical) for the Hararghe Health Research Partnership (HHR).  The post-holder will be the LSHTM on-site lead for HHR, a collaboration between LSHTM and Haramaya University in Eastern Ethiopia. A programme of research is being developed between the two universities, based on an initial investment in the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) project by the Gates Foundation. This includes social science, clinical surveillance, demographic surveillance, microbiology and pathology. An international standard laboratory has been set-up on-site to support this work.  CHAMPS has a 15-20-year funding horizon, during which time HHR is envisioned to develop into a successful and sustainable research site tackling health issues in a high disease burden, high mortality setting.  The post holder will advance the HHR research programme through scientific leadership, supervision and management of research and operational activities on-site, and by developing their own and collaborative research proposals. The post-holder would be expected to oversee the work of LSHTM scientists on-site, to work closely with Haramaya University colleagues, and to collaborate with local, national and international partners. The ideal post-holder will have considerable personal motivation and ambition as well as experience working in infectious disease epidemiology and in resource-poor settings.

Clinical applicants for this post will be expected to oversee clinical surveillance and clinical research activities and support local capacity development. They will oversee the clinical DeCoDe panel, to interpret the findings of CHAMPS and assign cause of death.

Candidates must have a PhD in epidemiology, infectious diseases, public health or related field.  They must have experience and substantial technical skills conducting epidemiological or clinical research, and experience coordinating, teaching and training a team.  Clinical applicants must have a medical qualification and post-graduate qualification in a relevant field, in addition to a current GMC (or equivalent) registration with licence to practice and be eligible to apply for medical registration in Ethiopia.  Experience working in a low or lower-middle income country, including working with local, national and international collaborators is also essential.

The post-holder will also have experience of a lead role in publications of world-class or internationally excellent quality, in infectious disease and/or maternal/child health research.  They will have a growing international reputation, evidenced by invitations to present competitively selected research at international conferences, meetings or universities.

This full-time post, available immediately, is based in Harar, Eastern Ethiopia and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation until 30 June 2021, then subject to grant renewal. 

The salary will be on the Academic Scale at grade 8 in the range £56,473 – £64,817 per annum (inclusive). A clinically qualified candidate will be appointed on the Clinical Academic Scale at Associate Professor grade (£53,244 - £75,318 plus £2,162 of displacement allowance per annum). The post is subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days/year. 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 jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk or the LSHTM PI, Professor Anthony Scott Anthony.Scott@lshtm.ac.uk







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