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The Department
of Global Health & Development is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to
conduct social science research for the EBOVAC and PREVAC studies.  We are seeking a highly-qualified individual
to work alongside a team of anthropologists led by Dr Shelley Lees, co-investigator
on the projects. The post-holder will be based in London, with trips to West

The Research
Fellow, under the management of Dr Shelley Lees, will work across two projects
related to the EBOVAC vaccine trials ( and the PREVAC
trial ( The role will involve coordinating
learning about preparedness for future outbreaks, including lessons learned
about the development of Ebola vaccines through clinical trials as well as
integration of social science and community engagement in vaccine trials. The
post-holder will specifically be involved in two sub-studies, EBOVAC3 and
PREVAC-UP (see job description for more information).

EBOVAC3 is an extension to the EBOVAC1 vaccine
trials and will support an essential part of remaining clinical and
manufacturing activities required for licensure of the candidate prime-boost
Ebola vaccine regimen.

A specific role
for this post will focus on the regulatory experience relating to vaccine
trials during an epidemic. The research fellow will support research conducted
by local researchers in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. 

PREVAC-UP is a long-term follow-up study of participants recruited into the PREVAC (Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccination) trials comparing three vaccine strategies with placebo for immunogenicity and safety across multiple study sites in West Africa.

The appointee must
have a Masters level qualification in anthropology or closely-related field, experience
working as a social scientist with at least time based in sub-Saharan Africa, practical
experience in the management of social science research teams, proven
experience of conducting analysis and experience with qualitative data analysis

This full-time
post is funded for 12 months in the first instance. The salary will be on the
Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304-£44,634 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. 

Applications should be made at Applications should include names and email of 2 referees to be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Applications will be accepted until 10pm on the closing date. Queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PHP-GHD-2019-09.

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. Answers such as
“Please see attached CV” are unacceptable. 

Please note, if
shortlisted but unable to attend the interview date it may not be possible to
offer an alternative date.

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