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Research Fellow

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Public Health, Environments & Society

Location: London
Salary: £43,947 to £49,908 per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: PHP-PHES-2024-03

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. 

We are seeking a Research Fellow to work on the HCV combination prevention project in people who inject drugs and prisoners (HepC3P). The HepC3P project will generate evidence on innovative interventions including long acting depot buprenorphine (an opioid agonist therapy) and low-dead space syringes to prevent hepatitis C. Although this post is based in London, travel to project sites including Ukraine, Nigeria, Vietnam, South Africa and India will be necessary. The consortium is led by Path with Population Services International (PSI), LSHTM and the University of Bristol.

You will support the evaluation by developing country-level protocols, designing research instruments, supporting data collection and undertaking statistical analyses of prospective cohort data and routine programmatic data.

The post-holder will need to have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic, evidence of good organizational skills, including effective time management, and experience and demonstrated expertise in quantitative or survey research experience involving primary data collection or analyses of existing datasets (e.g. health service records or programmatic data). Further particulars are included in the job description. 

The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1 FTE and fixed term for two years. The post is funded by UNITAID and is available immediately.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 6 in the range £43,947 - £49,908 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 by clicking the 'Apply' button, above. 

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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk

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. 

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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