Assistant Professor in Humanitarian Health Practice

London (GB)
£44,978 to £51,490 per annum
15 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Humanitarian Health Practice
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Salary:     £44,978 to £51,490 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Wednesday 14 March 2018
Reference:     EPH-IDE-2018-08

We would like to appoint a medical epidemiologist to work within the UK Research Councils funded RECAP (“Research capacity building and knowledge generation to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics”) programme, a multi-year initiative to strengthen decision-making and accountability in the humanitarian health and protection sectors.

The role holder will be the lead researcher for work package 1 (“Develop, pilot and evaluate the application of improved metrics of agency and sector performance in humanitarian settings”) of RECAP.

(S)he is expected to develop methods to audit the performance of the health and protection sectors in a humanitarian response; undertake field deployments (about 4 weeks each) to up to four crisis-affected regions (to be defined); and, based in London, analyse data and disseminate findings. A key expectation of the role is to also contribute to expanding the LSHTM’s activities in humanitarian health research and/or technical support to humanitarian agencies. In addition, the role holder will be involved in developing the School’s first MSc Humanitarian Health.

RECAP is led by an inter-disciplinary group of researchers. The programme is in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, BRAC and academic partners in the UK, Lebanon and Sierra Leone. 

The post offers an opportunity to acquire further competencies in epidemiology and statistical methods, and build up a record of publications. Some travel to insecure locations is required (about 30%) and the role holder will also contribute to teaching at the School. 

Applicants must have a post-graduate qualification (MSc) in epidemiology or biostatistics. Excellent knowledge of the field of humanitarian health, extensive field and headquarters experience in humanitarian crisis settings with NGOs, and expertise in design and analysis of epidemiological surveillance and surveys are essential requirements. The role holder will be expected to register for a PhD degree, if (s)he does not hold one already. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English and Arabic.

The post is based in London and is available full-time, commencing 1 April 2018. The post is funded by the UK Research Councils until 31st March 2021, although further funding may be available after this date. The appointment will be made on the School’s Assistant Professor scale Grade 7, in the range £44,978 to £49,579 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.

Applications should be made on-line via our website The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-08. 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

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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