Assistant Professor – Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Malawi

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Assistant Professor – Malawi

Department of Population Health

Salary:  £48,827 to £55,895 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 14 October 2022
Reference:  EPH-DPH-2022-25


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.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic early/mid-career academic to lead and develop a programme of research at the Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), in Karonga, Malawi. MEIRU has an extensive programme of epidemiological and intervention research in chronic non-communicable diseases as well an ongoing programme of demographic and infectious diseases research.

The post holder will be leading and co-ordinating research at the MEIRU Karonga site. They will play a key role in developing research, co-ordinating existing research in Karonga and identifying opportunities for developing further research of public health importance. The successful applicant will ensure good communication with national and international collaborators, including facilitating interactions with study principal investigators, and liaise closely with the programme management and administration team in Karonga and Lilongwe. They will supervise researchers in Karonga, and will be responsible for overall co-ordination of field, clinical, data and laboratory teams and ensuring training and continuing professional development of staff.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Demography, Public Health or another relevant discipline. They will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing capacity development of MEIRU, and to contribute to LSHTM’s postgraduate teaching programme at MSc and PhD level. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This is a full-time post, based in Malawi, to start as soon as possible and is funded for 24 months. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 7, in the range £48, 827 to £55, 895 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in Karonga, Malawi (a rural area), with frequent travel to Lilongwe. The applicant will also be required to travel to the UK occasionally for meetings.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at 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 [email protected]. Please quote reference EPH-DPH-2022-25.

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.

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