Assistant Professor (Wellcome ISSF/LSHTM Fellow)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Epidemiology and Population Health - Faculty Central Office

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is seeking to appoint up to four LSHTM Fellows at the Assistant Professor level funded by the LSHTM and Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund. The LSHTM Fellowships aim to support the recruitment, career progression and retention of researchers at the mid-career transition. These are open to experienced postdoctoral academics who are working towards applications for prestigious external mid-career fellowships to be based at the School. LSHTM Fellowships offer 18 months’ salary support (12 months will be provided initially, with the remaining 6 months made available upon satisfactory progress), up to £10,000 flexible research funding and a place on the School’s Pathway to Academic Leadership Programme.

Applicants must have the support of an LSHTM Professor as their prospective line manager for the fellowship period. Fellowships are to be held within the School’s three faculties, in London or overseas. The post holder’s primary responsibility will be to develop competitive applications for mid-career fellowships, or equivalent, and undertake a programme of research that will allow them to establish their research independence. This may include generating pilot data, setting up and strengthening collaborations, and specialist training components. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and submit applications for external fellowship funding within the fellowship period, with the first such application to be submitted within the first 12 months. Fellows will be supported by the School’s Strategic Research Office in this endeavour.

This post requires a PhD in a relevant subject and significant experience of postdoctoral research with evidence of productivity across past appointment(s). Candidates currently holding, or having previously held, mid-career Fellowships or equivalent/more senior academic positions are not eligible.

LSHTM Fellowships are funded by the Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), supported by Wellcome and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and are available commencing April 2018. The post is therefore funded for an initial period of 12 months and will be extended for a further 6 months subject to satisfactory progress against agreed milestones within the initial 12 month period. The post is offered on a full time basis with School policies regarding long-term leave (e.g. parental or sickness) and part-time working applying. The salary will be on the Academic pathway at Assistant Professor level (£44,978 to £51,490p.a., inclusive).

Prospective applicants should liaise with their proposed fellowship line manager when developing their application. Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applicants will be asked to provide the names of 2 referees that can be contacted immediately if shortlisted for interview. If you would like assistance with your application, please contact jobs@lshtm.ac.uk, queries regarding the fellowships may be directed to issf@lshtm.ac.uk.

Applicants will be also required to submit the following attachments via the on-line form:

  • the completed ISSF3 Fellowships Project Form, and
  • a tailored curriculum vitae, provided using the ISSF3 CV template.

Shortlisting for interview will be based on the information provided within the CV and Project Form. Applicants are not required to complete the supporting statements section of the job application form.

Interview dates: 19th & 21st March 2018. Please note that if you are shortlisted unable to attend the interview dates it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

Further details: Job Description / CV template / Project form / Email details to a friend

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