Research Fellow in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Maternity Cover) (EPH-IDE-2019-33)

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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. 

We are seeking a Maternity Cover Research Fellow to join our diverse, international team investigating the epidemiology of Zika virus infections in pregnancy.  The project is based in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health.  

The Research Fellow will be expected to support the study by providing methodological and technical support, preparing relevant data analysis plans, supporting quality monitoring of the data, undertaking statistical analyses of the data, and contributing to the preparation of reports and academic publications.  By producing specific and scientifically sound evidence of the effects of maternal Zika virus infections on perinatal and paediatric health, this study will advance our understanding of the risk and clinical spectrum of Congenital Zika Syndrome.The successful applicant will have demonstrated research experience in epidemiology or public health and a high degree of personal motivation.  For the post-holder to be able to perform the job effectively, they will be required to have a PhD degree in epidemiology or public health, strong statistical skills, and demonstrable writing proficiency.

The fixed-term maternity cover post is based in London and will be funded for 6 months.  The salary will be on the Academic Pathways salary scale at Grade 6, £40,011 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 “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: 17 Oct 2019
Category: Academic

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