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Associate Professor or Professor in Maternal Health or Maternal & Newborn Health

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

LSHTM is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Maternal Health or Maternal or Newborn Health (MNH). This is an exciting opportunity to join an established and highly regarded group of maternal and newborn health researchers embedded within a world-leading School for public and global health. The role will help shape future MNH research and teaching at LSHTM and provide opportunities to collaborate across LSHTM on issues of global concern.

Applicants are invited from all substantive areas in MNH research, and we welcome strong proposals for focal areas which build on our current portfolio or develop exciting new avenues for the next phase of the Group’s evolution. Examples of such topics include 1). innovation in metrics and broader data science for MNH, including for example the use of machine learning techniques; 2). health services research in MNH including quality improvement, impact evaluation or implementation science; 3) research on climate change & MNH; and 4). health improvement in emergency or fragile settings.

The ideal candidate would have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, health services research, behavioural science, health economics, social science, or another discipline relevant to maternal or maternal & newborn health. They would also be an advocate for MNH, have a strong track record of collaboration & grant funding, an excellent publication record, and established expertise in the application of at least one core research method to the improvement of maternal or maternal & newborn health in LMICs. Further particulars are included in the job description.

Given the current number of newborn health academics in the Group, we particularly welcome applicants with a strong maternal focus or on maternal & newborn health. All relevant methodological or professional backgrounds, including clinicians, are of interest, and an appointee who has an interest in cross-learning on MNH between diverse settings would help the Group to develop its potential for UK and European research and collaboration alongside its work in low- and middle-income countries.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. The Associate Professor or Professor will join the Maternal and Newborn Health Group, in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. The group currently includes 44 academic staff, and 21 doctoral students. Their mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. LSHTM encourages and facilitates collaboration across the institution, particularly through 14 interdisciplinary Centres, where researchers from across the School work together to solve global problems, including the Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH), the Centre for Climate Change and Planetary Health, the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre and the Centre for Statistical Methodology. Opportunities to collaborate widely have recently received new impetus through the transfer of the two MRC Units in The Gambia and Uganda to LSHTM.

Candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Wendy Graham (wendy.graham for informal discussion about this post. 

This post is full time and permanent

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway, Associate Professor Grade 8, £57,320 - £65,789 or Professor Band C in the range £65,918 - £70,741 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). 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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at 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

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

Interviews are likely to be held in February 2022, and may be held virtually. Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

Further details:  Job Description  

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

Location: London
Salary: £57,320 to £70,741 per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st December 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
Job Ref: EPH-IDE-2021-60
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