London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Every year, over 3 million newborns continue to die, most from preventable or treatable causes. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking an overseas Research Fellow or Lecturer to be based in Tanzania to coordinate the Improving Newborn Survival In Southern Tanzania (INSIST) trial, an ongoing multi-disciplinary study which will evaluate the impact of a community-based intervention on newborn survival.
The successful applicant will be physically based at the Ifakara Health Institute in Mtwara, Tanzania, where they will be responsible for day to day management and co-ordination of the study and mentoring of Tanzanian scientific staff.
The ideal candidate would hold a doctoral degree from in epidemiology or demography, and have proven experience in the design and management of large-scale household surveys in a rural African setting. They would have experience of statistical analysis of health research studies, experience of postgraduate teaching and mentoring research students, an ability to work with people from a range of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, the ability to communicate effectively and to write and present clear scientific reports to a wide range of audiences, excellent management, organization and problem solving skills, be willing to live in Mtwara, Tanzania, and have excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of Swahili and experience of living and working in east Africa would be an advantage, as would peer-reviewed publications in design, monitoring and evaluation of public health interventions, or clinical trials.
The post is a full-time appointment until April 2013 and the salary is £32,175 - £37,013 per annum inclusive plus overseas allowances and benefits if applicable. There is a possibility of the contract being extended until June 2014.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post isJSOL02. 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 email@example.com.
This post closes at 11.00pm on 18 June 2012.
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