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RAFT Research Uptake Manager (1.0-0.8FTE)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Disease Control

Location: London
Salary: £43,947 to £49,908 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th June 2024
Closes: 16th June 2024
Job Ref: ITD-DCD-2024-04

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of the world’s leading public health universities. 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 Disease Control Department at LSHTM is searching for a Research Uptake Manager to work on the ‘Resilience Against Future Threats’ (RAFT) Research Programme Consortium (RPC). RAFT is funded by FCDO, and its mission is research that will be of practical benefit to national programmes for the control of vector-borne diseases especially malaria. One strand of our work concerns the arms race against insecticide resistance in African malaria vector mosquitoes, and in particular the process of choosing the most cost-effective insecticidal interventions in the face of complex geographic variation in resistance and a limited amount of epidemiological trial evidence. The other strand is addressing the more strategic and longer-term threats facing vector control, including the rise of Aedes-borne viruses in Africa, and the effects of anthropogenic land-use changes. RAFT is a 6-year programme and we are starting our fifth year. The Consortium partners are the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Centre for Research into Infectious Disease Cameroon, the Institut Pierre Richet in Côte d'Ivoire, the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania, the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol University in Thailand and the Malaria Consortium.    

We are looking for a Research Uptake Manager who will join the team based in LSHTM. The post holder will develop, implement, monitor and evaluate overarching research uptake (RU) strategy for the RPC to support uptake of evidence and learning from RPC research, and in consultation with RPC managers and Partners. 

The successful candidate will have a degree or preferably a postgraduate degree, relevant skills and experience in science communication for development, preferably Global Health, Development in LMICs, Environmental health and be able to develop and deliver strategies for research uptake. Skills in developing a range of outputs for communicating research – in print, electronic and face-to-face formats, entrepreneurial ability to find relevant ways of engaging with a variety of audiences, familiarity with web technologies, including basic knowledge of CBL, preferably Drupal, and online social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram), knowledge of the policy and practice environment and current debates within vector-borne disease control is an asset are also essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is offered full-time or part-time at 0.8 FTE and is funded by the FCDO fixed term until 30 April 2026. 

The salary will be on the Professional Services Grade 6 scale in the range £43,947 - £49,908 per annum pro rata (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.

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.

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