Associate Professor – NEST Study 173 views

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 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 Newborn and Early Childhood Development team within the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, linked to the at LSHTM is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor to work with the Newborn Essential Systems Technologies (NEST) Consortium. As part of a wider team, LSHTM will lead exciting implementation research across four African countries to evaluate a health systems package with innovative devices to improve hospital care for small and sick newborns, from 2019-2022. 

The post-holder will coordinate multi-country, mixed methods data collection in more than 50 hospitals, overseeing data quality, and enabling locally-led analyses. Requirements include a doctoral degree in a relevant field, proven track record in complex evaluation and publications, as well as knowledge and experience in newborn or maternal/child health. A high level of quantitative skills is expected, ideally with experience in routine data systems for MNCH and informatics. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time commencing immediately and funded until 31 December 2022. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway, grade 8 in the range £56,473 to £64,817 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in in Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at . Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  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. 

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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