Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Clinical

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - Clinical Sciences

Contract type: Fixed term, Full time until 31st March 2021

Closing date: 28 September 2017, 23:45

We are pleased to announce a new and unique opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to join the Clinical Sciences Department and the multi-disciplinary teams in the Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Delivery as part of LSTM’s new NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and Tuberculosis in Africa.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and Tuberculosis in Africa (NIHRUnit) is an LSTM-led Research programme under the Directorship of Professor Bertie Squire. It will conduct collaborative research across the spectrum of applied health research disciplines and will involve 17 organisations across 11 African countries.

Under the guidance of Dr Kevin Mortimer and Dr Jamie Rylance and in collaboration with teams in NIHR Unit partner countries, the post holder will develop, plan, and conduct clinical research, which will inform the design, development and evaluation of appropriate interventions to protect lung health and improve access to diagnosis, treatment and care for lung disease and tuberculosis in Africa. The PDRA will play a key role in advancing clinical and multidisciplinary approaches to promoting lung health and access to healthcare for lung diseases in collaboration with heath economics, health systems, social science and capacity building researchers.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant clinical discipline, an understanding of the health services in low and middle income countries (LMIC), expertise and experience in the design and delivery of clinically focused research projects in these resource-poor settings. You will be required to demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm and professionalism in your approach to this work and have excellent communication skills. You must be able to work independently to timelines and have a track record of working collaboratively and effectively with people across a range of diverse cultures. Given the nature of the role, you must also be willing and able to travel to LMICs in Africa and occasionally work outside office hours.

Take a look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year 2015-2016 by viewing our annual report: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/about/publications/lstm-annual-report-2015-2016

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