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Research Fellow Implementation Science

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Closing Date: Wednesday 16 August 2023

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 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 UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) has an exciting opportunity to appoint a Research Fellow in Implementation Science, with expertise in global health and qualitative research methods to develop and deliver implementation science studies in the context of infectious disease outbreaks in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The post-holder will work on studies that, for example, assess the effectiveness of specific approaches to outbreak response and the role of traditional healthcare structures in supporting outbreak preparedness and response policies, and/or seek to understand and overcome barriers to the adoption of proven approaches to outbreak response in a range of contexts. The post-holder will contribute to a variety of research projects over time. Current UK-PHRST projects use mixed methods approaches and the post holder will have a substantial role in conducting qualitative research and will support the implementation of various projects related to epidemiology, surveillance, microbiology and mental health for enhancing response to epidemics.

The post-holder will have a postgraduate degree, ideally have a doctoral degree in a relevant topic and expertise in conducting qualitative research in the LMICs. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time 1FTE and funded until 31 March 2025. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6, in the range £42,875 – £48,691 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at 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 [email protected]

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.

Further details:   Job Description  

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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