Research Fellow (0.25FTE) at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to join a Unitaid-funded IPTi+ project to implement, evaluate, and scale-up intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in children under 2 years of age with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP-IPTi+).

The post-holder will be a member of the Impact Evaluation Work Package and develop tools for household cross-sectional surveys and facility-level malaria surveillance (Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire), and contribute to parasite clearance and protection studies (Zambia and Cameroon ). The post-holder will contribute to field training, and oversee data collection and cleaning. The post-holder will conduct data analyzes and manuscript preparation for peer-review publication. The postholder will report to the LSHTM PI of the impact evaluation work package, Professor Matthew Chico (Associate Professor of Public Health); be supported by Sham Lal (Assistant Professor); and will work closely with research teams in each focus country, as well as members of the LSHTM IPTi+ multi-disciplinary team.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in malaria, infectious disease epidemiology, global health, or related field, demonstrable experience in program monitoring and evaluation as well as excellent organizational and communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with research team members. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post is at 0.25 FTE and is currently funded until 31st July 2025. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 scale in the range £41,829 – £47,503 per annum pro rata (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 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. Please quote reference ITD-DCD-2022-20

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.

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