Salary: £55,474 to £100,000 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Sunday 20 January 2019
We are seeking an outstanding academic leader to serve as Deputy Director for Research for the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST). The post-holder will oversee and deliver the UK-PHRST research programme, building the evidence base for international disease outbreak response and interventions. The UK-PHRST is a high-profile collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Public Health England (PHE), with a 5-year £20m grant from the UK government to support a triple mandate of outbreak response, outbreak-related research, and capacity building in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The post-holder requires an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree in medicine, epidemiology, infectious diseases, public health or related field (or equivalent experience) as well as research experience working in and/or with LMICs, including working with local, national and international collaborators. Further particulars are included in the job description.
The appointment is based in London, available immediately and is funded until 31 March 2021. The salary will be made on either the Associate Professor Academic Pathway scale at Grade 8, in the range £55,474 to £63,671 or on the Professorial scale up to £100,000 per annum, (inclusive of London Weighting), depending on skills and experience.
The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.
Applications should be made on-line via our website https://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=EPH-IDE-2018-65. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. 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 to email@example.com.
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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