Vacancy 1 of 2 at MEIRU (Alpha partner) – Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor (based in Malawi)

Department of Population Health

Salary:  £45,878 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 05 December 2018
Interview Date:  Monday 17 December 2018
Reference:  EPH-DPH-2018-16


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. S/he 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. S/he 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.

The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring appropriate governance of research and quality of data collection at the Karonga site, and will ensure ongoing good relations with local authorities. The successful post-holder will have experience commensurate with their stage in career, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations at international conferences and grant applications.

The post holder will a PhD in Epidemiology, Demography, Public Health or another relevant discipline, as well as proven experience in preparation of grant applications. and a publication record commensurate with experience.

They must be willing to be based in Karonga, Malawi, a rural area, with frequent travel to Lilongwe. The post-holder will also be required to travel to the UK occasionally for meetings. 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 immediately and is funded for 36 months. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 7, spine point 38 (£45,878 per annum). 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 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.

Applications should be made on-line via our website Applications should include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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 . Inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof Mia Crampin ().

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