Ideas overseas research Fellow in Epidemiology / Social Science / Demography - Nigeria
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Department of Disease Control
Every year, nearly 4 million mothers and newborns continue to die, most from preventable or treatable causes. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking three overseas Research Fellows (to be based in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India respectively) for the IDEAS (Informed Decisions for Actions to improve Maternal and Newborn Health) project, which is designed to provide a better evidence base to guide future maternal and newborn health programmes.
Between 2010 and 2015, IDEAS will work in partnership with innovative projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in three areas that suffer a high burden of maternal and newborn deaths: North-Eastern Nigeria, Ethiopia and Uttar Pradesh in India.
Three IDEAS Overseas Research Fellows, based in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India, are being appointed to take day-to-day responsibility for the management and co-ordination of the IDEAS project in-country. This advertisement is for the Research Fellow post based in Nigeria.
The post holder's work in Nigeria will include: supporting planning and execution of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; coordinating the development of a District Evaluation Platform; coordinating the IDEAS Technical Resource Centre; and disseminating key learnings from the project.
The post holder will work closely with members of the IDEAS team in London, the other overseas Research Fellows, staff from the MLE Partner institution with which they are based and a range of Gates-funded implementation project grantees. The post-holder will have a dual reporting relationship, reporting both to the IDEAS Scientific Co-ordinator, and the Principal Investigator of the in-country MLE Partner.
The post is a full-time appointment until November 2015 and the salary is on the Academic Pathway Salary scale 6 from £32,025 to £36,863 per annum inclusive. Additional overseas allowances and benefits will be provided if applicable.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post isIDEAS-RFN. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for this post is 2 January 2011.
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