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Associate Professor or Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology x2

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

The Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology is seeking to make two strategic appointments for an infectious disease epidemiologist with practical field expertise, to lead research on the growing landscape of infectious disease threats worldwide, in particular in low-income countries.

The post-holder(s) will initiate and lead collaborative high-quality field research programmes or projects, which may be focussed on a specific disease (e.g. tuberculosis; pneumonia; dengue), a typology of infections (e.g. zoonotic; climate-driven) or a control strategy (e.g. vaccines; case finding and chemoprophylaxis). The postholder(s) will engage with and promote established and novel methods in infectious disease epidemiology, including teaching on MSc modules within the Faculty. 

The post-holder(s) will hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology or public health (this criterion may be waived for exceptional candidates who hold clinical qualifications and can demonstrate training equivalent to a doctoral degree). As the Principal Investigators of research projects, the postholder(s) will manage and mentor early-career staff and supervise research degree students. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post(s) will sit within the Vaccine, Outbreaks and Humanitarian Crises group of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our 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. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to work across several departments at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and to teach on the MSc programmes in either Epidemiology, Control of Infectious Diseases, as appropriate. The primary focus of these roles will be to provide academic leadership, to conduct and publish research of the highest quality and educate students to a high academic standard and as a result improve the academic standing and sustainability of the School. 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be directed to Professor Francesco Checchi, Head of the Vaccine, Outbreaks and Humanitarian Crises group ( or to Professor Richard White or Professor Katherine Fielding, co-heads of IDE (

The post(s) is full time and permanent.

The salary will be on the Academic scale, 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.

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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: 3rd December 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
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