Associate Professor / Co-Research Director of STRIVE (PHP-GHD-24)
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Category: Academic | Department: Department of Global Health and Development | Closing Date: 20 Feb 2017 | The Social and Mathematical Epidemiology group (SaME) within the Department of Global Heath at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is seeking to appoint a Co-Research Director of the STRIVE Research Consortium. This is an Associate Professor position within a vibrant multidisciplinary group with an international research portfolio, of which STRIVE is a key component. Also housed within SaME is the Gender, Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) which focuses on intervention based research on the extent, causes and consequences of gender based violence. The position offers excellent opportunities for the post holder to collaborate on research within SaME and the GVHC and develop their own research agenda.
As Co-Research Director of STRIVE, the post holder will be an integral part of this 8 year DFID funded international research consortium that conducts rigorous, action oriented research on the structural drivers of HIV risk. STRIVE is led by LSHTM with partners in India, South Africa, Tanzania and the United States. The consortium has recently been granted a cost extension taking the endline to 2019.
The post holder will work closely with the STRIVE CEO, two other research directors, the research uptake director and collaborating partners, to lead and support the completion, synthesis and communication of a large body of research on the structural drivers of HIV related to violence against women and girls, gender norms, alcohol promotion, transactional sex, biomedical interventions, and co-financing and development synergies. The role will include representing STRIVE at high level meetings with academic, donor, UN, and civil society stakeholders and as well as supporting partner led dissemination at national and regional level.
The post-holder will have a PhD in a relevant social science or social epidemiology subject with substantial post doctoral experience of leading mixed methods social or clinical intervention evaluation research on HIV in a developing country, a strong track record of publication of peer reviewed articles in highly regarded journals, proven leadership skills and ability to represent STRIVE and its work at high level policy forums, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), experience of university teaching in a relevant field. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.
The appointment will be full time available immediately for 15 months in the first instance and will be based in London. Salary will be on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway grade 8, £53,477- £61,380 per annum, including 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.
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