Assistant Professor (Health Systems) - NEST Study (Malawi) (EPH-IDE-2019-37)

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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 Newborn and Early Childhood Development team within the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, linked to the MARCH Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor to work on the Newborn Essential Systems Technologies (NEST) Consortium. As part of a wider team, LSHTM will lead exciting implementation research across four African countries to evaluate a health systems package with innovative devices to improve hospital care for small and sick newborns, from 2019-2022

Based in Malawi, the post holder will be responsible for the overall management of NEST360 health systems research activities, including quality assurance for data collection collaborating with the country team members and other partners. Furthermore, they will take a leading role in a Theory of Change, process data collection and analysis, coordinating scientific papers, technical tools, reports and in dissemination of findings, therefore strong systems analytical skills and communication skills are essential. 

The post-holder will require a doctoral degree in a relevant field, particular expertise in health systems using mixed methods as well as knowledge of, newborn or maternal/child health in LMIC. Furthermore, experience in routine data systems for MNCH and familiarity with quantitative data, and economic analyses would be ideal. Further particulars are included in the job description. 

The post is full time and fixed-term commencing immediately until 31 December 2022. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway, grade 7 in the range £46,704 to £53,465 per annum, (with an overseas package). 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  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

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.

Closing Date: 30 Oct 2019
Category: Academic

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