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Research Fellow/Clinical Research Fellow Wellcome Clinical PhD Programme in Global Health Research (x 5)

Department of Clinical Research

Salary:  £40,611 to £53,077 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ITD-CRD-2021-21

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CURRENT VACANCY IS ONLY OPEN TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS REGISTERED WITH A UK/ REPUBLIC OF IRELAND NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BODY. 

Applications are invited for this PhD training programme to commence in autumn 2022. Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, this PhD Programme is offered by five UK and six African partner institutions bringing together the expertise of these institutions in global health research.

The focus of this PhD Programme is on research focussing on the health problems of African countries, centring on Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, The Gambia, and Uganda. Successful applicants will develop their potential to become global health leaders within a structured and mentored training environment. Further information on the Programme is available at:  https://wbc.lshtm.ac.uk/fellows/wellcome-trust-doctoral-programme-global-health-research-in-africa-2022-2026/

This Programme is aimed at supporting health professionals who wish to undertake rigorous research training.  Support is for three years and includes an NHS matched salary, research expenses, home rate tuition fees, and training and travel costs. 

Applicants must be healthcare professionals and be registered with a national professional regulatory body in the UK/Republic of Ireland. Medical graduates must be registered on a UK/Republic of Ireland specialist training programme or must be a registered GP. Applicants should maintain their clinical skills, if applicable. Applicants must have an interest in global health research and be looking to develop their academic career. They should be interested in spending extended periods of time at one of the Programme African Partner Institutions in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, The Gambia, and Uganda as part of their PhD. All applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree and be registered with the relevant professional regulatory body (eg - General Medical Council, Health and Care Professions Council). 

This is a full time, fixed term post (part-time equivalent is available) funded by The Wellcome Trust based at one of the partner/host institutions: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, St George’s, University of London or Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Candidates accept that, if successful, they may be awarded a fellowship at any of the five partner institutions. 

Appointments will be made to match an appointee’s current NHS salary (Junior Doctors/Dentists, GPs, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPS)) plus London allowance if applicable. Medical doctors, dentists and vets will be placed on the standard clinical academic salary scale for doctors in formal clinical training in the range £39,467 to £53,077 plus £2,162 London allowance where applicable. NMAHPS will be placed on the appropriate scale of their employing institution, and could be in the range of £40,611 to £46,119 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting).

Placement on the scales will be according to an appointee’s current salary, stage of training (if applicable) and transitional pay arrangements and will be subject to approval by the employing institution. 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made via: http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk and should include a completed Programme application form and a letter from an academic referee. The Programme Application form is an essential part of the selection process and the application will not be considered if the form is not completed. The Equal Opportunities Form should also be completed. This will be used to track the Doctoral Training Programme only and will not be used in the selection process. The submission of a CV is not required.

Guidance on how to complete the Programme application form can be found here https://wbc.lshtm.ac.uk/files/2021/12/Global-Health-Research-in-Africa-DTP-guidance-notes-FINAL.pdf. 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. Please quote referenceITD-CRD-2021-21

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the requirements in the job description. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews will be held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (if circumstances allow, online if not) at the end of May/beginning of June 2022.  Up to five candidates per year will be selected for the programme. 


Further details:    Job Description     Equal Opportunities Form     Application form    
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