Research Fellow or Assistant Professor in Epidemiology (Violence Against Children)

London (GB)
£38,533 to £47,811 per annum
04 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
04 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow or Assistant Professor in Epidemiology (Violence Against Children)
Department of Global Health & Development
Salary: £38,533 to £47,811 per annum, inclusive. 
Closing Date: Friday 04 May 2018
Reference: PHP-GHD-2018-09

We are seeking an enthusiastic epidemiologist to join our Child Protection Research Group. The Child Protection Research Group conducts research to understand the causes and consequences of violence; to develop, adapt and evaluate interventions to reduce violence; and to improve research methodology in the field of child protection. We are mainly social epidemiologists, but span a range of disciplines. We work closely with colleagues in social science and anthropology, medical statistics, economics and education.  Many of our staff and collaborators are also affiliated with the Gender, Violence and Health Centre, the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, and the Centre for Global Mental Health at LSHTM.

Most of the current role will involve providing input into the design and conduct of a pilot randomized controlled trial funded by the MRC, DfID and NIHR. Raising Voices, the LSHTM, and the AfriChild Center are partnering to conduct a phase 2 trial of the Good School Toolkit-Secondary Schools (GST-S), an educational and behavioural intervention developed by Raising Voices. The intervention aims to reduce physical, sexual and emotional violence between school staff and students, between student peers, and within students’ intimate partnerships. The pilot trial will generate data on Ugandan adolescents’ experience of violence, relationships with adults, peers and intimate partners, and a range of other health outcomes. The role will also involve other epidemiological research relevant to child protection.

The successful candidate will be expected to design and lead fieldwork activities including data collection, analysis and dissemination. The postholder will support colleagues in Uganda, and lead and contribute to peer reviewed publications and present their findings. Travel to Uganda is required and the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching at the School. 

Applicants who are applying at Research Fellow level must have a post-graduate qualification (Masters degree) in epidemiology, or another quantitative discipline with a strong statistical component. Applicants who are applying at Assistant Professor level must also have a relevant doctoral degree (PhD) and have a track record of publication commensurate with experience. Proficiency in using STATA alongside standard MS office programs is essential. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively, in English, in both verbal and written formats and have experience in data management, analysis and knowledge of quantitative methods.

The appointment will be full time available immediately for 12 months in the first instance and will be based in London. Salary will be on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway Grade 6, £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, or Grade 7, £44,978 up to £47,811 per annum, inclusive of London weighting. 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 PHP-GHD-2018-09. 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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