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Assistant professor to lead statistical and economic research on Group B Strep burden and cost-effectiveness of vaccines.

The Maternal and Newborn Group within the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, linked to the MARCH Centre at LSHTM is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor. The post holder will be responsible for delivering a programme of methodological and applied research regarding the evaluation of the impact and cost effectiveness of maternal Group B Strep vaccines and immunization strategies worldwide. The post holder will collaborate closely with other researchers in LSHTM, WHO and partners. The successful candidate will lead statistical research and apply findings for policymakers and scientific publication.

The post holder will work closely with Professor Joy Lawn and Professor Mark Jit, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and will be responsible for developing a high-standard programme of methodological and applied research in the field of economic evaluation of vaccines and immunization strategies in the UK.

The role will require a PhD in a relevant subject such as health economics, statistics, epidemiology or a quantitative social science, and should have experience of conducting research relevant to low and middle income countries. The postholder will be expected to demonstrate excellent research team management skills involving supporting colleagues in the team and in the field, and publishing research findings in top peer reviewed academic journals.

The post is full-time and fixed term to cover a period of maternity leave. The post is available immediately and funded until 31 December 2020. The salary will be on the Academic Assistant Professor scale, Grade 7 in the range £45,878-£48,767 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting).

Early career faculty
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
Closing date
August 11th, 2019
Posted on
July 12th, 2019 13:43
Last updated
July 12th, 2019 13:43