Several new MARCH related job opportunities for Research Fellows and Assistant Professor

Several new MARCH related vacancies have recently opened:

Research Fellow in Health Economics

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 a Research Fellow in Health Economics.

The post holder will be responsible for a programme of methodological and applied research regarding economic evaluation of maternal vaccination using Group B Streptococcus vaccines that are currently being developed. The work is part of an international consortium funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation, and involving researchers at LSHTM, WHO and partners. He/she will prepare research findings both for scientific publication and to inform policy makers.

See more details and apply here.

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.

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Research Fellow in Health Management Information System Analysis (x2), Ethiopia

We are seeking to appoint two well qualified Research Fellows to work alongside Professor Lars Åke Persson on the ORCA project (Operational Research and Coaching for Analysts: Improving Ethiopian Federal Government Health Metrics). ORCA is a new project, which aims to improve the quality of key government health metrics through strengthening analytic capacity at Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).

The FMOH employs a qualified team of analysts who are involved in routine analyses of Health Management Information System (HMIS) data, generating reports for the ministry and policy makers. There is a need to strengthen the capacity of this group, particularly to expand the ability to critically assess, interpret, and report the rich information that they are managing.

The posts will be based at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will involve responsibility for training, mentoring, and coaching through a series of workshops and applied skills-building activities to the analysts participating in the ORCA programme. These activities aim to produce improved health metrics, identify possible improvements in HMIS data generation, and also to ensure appropriate findings are published in peer-reviewed journals. The Research Fellows may also be involved in other project activities run by the LSHTM team at EPHI.

See full details and apply here.

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