Research Associate in Global Health or Epidemiology

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - International Public Health

Contract type: Fixed Term appointment for 2 years

Closing date: 06 November 2017, 23:45

The department of International Public Health is looking for an experienced Research Associate to conduct research on the integration and delivery of HIV and NCD’s in Sub Sharan Africa.

Based in Liverpool with International Travel

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. The faculty of Clinical Sciences and International Public Health works exclusively on health problems of low-resource settings, with a strong focus in Africa.

We have a vacancy for a Research Associate to join LSTM on an exciting new post, conducting research on the integration and the delivery of HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) care in sub Saharan Africa. The research programme is funded by the National Institute for Health Research for a period of 3 years. Its aim is to build a platform for large-scale research on HIV and NCDs care delivery. This includes building partnerships, designing and implementing early phase studies, and skills training and capacity development in NCDs in the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the partner institutions (Tanzania National Institute of Medical Research and the Uganda Research Unit).

Applicants can be clinical or non-clinical, must have a postgraduate qualification in epidemiology, medical statistics or related field and demonstrable experience in co-ordinating research studies (e.g. intervention studies or population-based epidemiological studies). With a basic understanding of the HIV Infection and NCD’s in African you will have the ability to conduct basic statistical analyses and understanding of issues around bias are essential.

You must be a team player with the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment. It is essential you have good writing skills, meticulous attention to detail and good record keeping. You will be well organised and be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Regular travel will be needed between Liverpool, Tanzania and Uganda and to other collaborators as we expand. The successful applicant will be supported, trained, and mentored during their career. As such, we are looking for a person who could be a future research leader in this area.

Although this post is advertised full time, part-time (80%) may be considered.

If you are interested in applying, please return your completed Application form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, stating vacancy reference number (356-17), via email to sends e-mail), or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA.

Applicants are invited to contact Professor Shabbar Jaffar ( sends e-mail)) for academic queries

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