Reader in Maternal and Newborn Health
We are looking for an individual with an international reputation for research and expertise in maternal and newborn health and care to provide senior academic leadership in the Maternal Health Systems and Implementation Research Group led by Professor Jane Sandall in the Department of Women and Children’s Health in the School of Life Course Science.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a senior academic to contribute to a thriving multi-disciplinary department spanning biomedical, clinical, health services and implementation research in the UK and internationally. The successful candidate will be expected to work alongside colleagues to develop an internationally-competitive, innovative research programme.
The Department of Women and Children’s Health is the key academic partner in the recently launched King’s Health Partner’s Institute of Women and Children’s Health which brings together research, teaching and clinical excellence in KCL and partner Trusts, GSTFT, KCH and SLAM.
The successful applicant’s track record will include publications in high-impact journals, success in obtaining research grants, and evidence of teaching including post graduate/doctoral supervision.
Candidates must have a PhD and be a recognised international leader in a relevant health-related topic (for example, maternal health services research, social science, epidemiology, public health, medicine, or other relevant discipline with rigorous training in research methods). Midwives would be particularly welcome.
You should have experience of leading large, complex research programmes and delivering them on time, to budget and to an excellent standard of scholarship.
With a strong track record of developing and maintaining effective relationships with a range of stakeholders, you should be an excellent team-player with a strong sense of mission, superb written and oral communication skills, and the ability to command credibility with external stakeholders, including NHS colleagues