The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Research Fellow in Health Economics - LSHTM, 2020
Deadline for applications: 18 Mar 2020
Location: London, UK
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 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 Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Health Economist to join a world leading group of tuberculosis epidemiologist and modellers at the) to work on a set of exciting health economics projects around treatment adherence and TB burden.
It is expected that the project will involve coordination of data collection, both from a health system and patient perspective, travel, data analysis and cost-effectiveness modelling, as well as some training of trial staff from LMICs. In addition, econometric data analyses will be required. The post-holder will be expected to show ability to plan their own work and display a high degree of personal motivation. The role will involve some travel to international partners to facilitate staff training and data collection, and to obtain expert input on the work. The post-holder would work across projects which best align with their research interests, previous experience, and areas they would like to develop. There is considerable scope to take initiative for research within the field, in collaboration with colleagues at LSHTM and international partners. The project will involve a range of complex and original scientific research that requires a high degree of personal motivation.
The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, MSc or ideally a PhD, in Health Economics, Epidemiology, Public Health or another relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component, and experience in-line with the role. Candidates should also show experience with health system data collection in a low- or middle income setting and have an established publication record. Experience in tuberculosis or HIV research is desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.
The post is full-time and available immediately, and will be funded until 30 November 2022. The salary will be Grade 6 on the Academic scale in the range of £40,011 - £44,548 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. The post is based in London.
For more information, or to apply, visit the job webpage.