Job Vacancy: Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and/or Economics of Maternal and Newborn Health

The Maternal and Newborn Group within the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, linked to the MARCH Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor.

As Assistant Professor, the postholder will be responsible for developing an international research portfolio towards a comprehensive value proposition for the development and first use of GBS (group B Streptococcus) vaccination. The proposition will be on the basis of a thorough assessment of the burden of disease and economic impact of GBS, and the costs and gains that can be expected through vaccination. This programme of work is expected to spur investments into the full development of candidate vaccines and inform the public health community on the key aspects of further R&D, as well as implementing and tracking progress in routine programmes. With close links to the World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the work has a high probability of having major impact on mortality globally.

The postholder will work closely with Professor Joy Lawn and Professor Mark Jit, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and will be responsible for developing a programme of methodological and applied research.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant subject such as health economics, statistics, epidemiology or a quantitative social science. Ideally the postholder will have strengths in both epidemiological and economic analysis, but we will consider a candidate with very strong skills in one of these areas. They should also have excellent research team management skills involving supporting colleagues in the team and in the field as well as a good publication record in high-impact academic journals. Experience in designing and implementing economic evaluations such as cost-effectiveness analyses, ideally of infectious disease and/or maternal and child health interventions would be an advantage.

The appointment is based in London at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It is full-time commencing as soon as possible until 29 September 2020. Salary will be on the Academic Pathway, grade 7 scale £44,978-£51,490 per annum, pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting. Appointment will be subject to LSHTM terms and conditions, including membership in the University’s Superannuation Scheme, an annual leave allowance of 30 days.

In addition to the annual leave allowance there are discretionary ‘Director’s Days’. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available.

The closing date is Friday 9th March 2018.

See full details and apply here.

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