Assistant Professor at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading center 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.

We are seeking an Assistant Professor to join the project team for the Wellcome/NIHR Collaborative Award ‘I’M SEEN – IMprovision Sstudies for Equitable and EEvidence-based iNnovation’. This Award is held by the International Center for Eye Health (ICEH), a research and education group within the Department of Clinical Research. More information on the project can be found here.

The post-holder will be responsible for designing epidemiological studies and supervising mixed methods clinical trials in LMICs to test hypotheses related to improving access to eye health screening, particularly in marginalized groups and will be focusing on implementation research in large ongoing eye health screening programs based in Botswana, Kenya, Nepal and India. The post-holder will be an active member of the ICEH team being involved in research, teaching and external engagement, to help position eye health within global health (including WHO) and the development agenda and will be working with local stakeholders and the Ministries of Health and Education. The role requires the post-holder to travel and the individual should be willing to travel to study sites.

The successful applicant needs to be qualified with epidemiological/statistical training in public health and experience of trial design, epidemiological studies and project management. Working knowledge of R is also desirable. Further particulars are outlined in the job description.

The post is full-time and funded by Wellcome/NIHR until 31 May 2025. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale Grade 7 in the range £48,827-£55,895 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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made online via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

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.

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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