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Research Fellow: ALPHA Network

Posted: 1/17/2017 (Employment)

The post-holder will be expected to conduct empirical analysis of secondary data from the ALPHA Network, and manage fieldwork projects intended to improve estimation methods in selected partner sites in sub-Saharan Africa. The position is funded by the MeSH Consortium (

The MeSH Consortium is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop, test and implement innovative and efficient methods for routine HIV measurement and surveillance among both adults and children. MeSH is administered by The Department of Social and Environmental Health Research in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy. The ALPHA Network is coordinated by the Department of Population Health in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, where the position will be held. The post-holder will be expected to work flexibly in supporting both projects and other HIV-related surveillance initiatives at LSHTM.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree and/or PhD in demography or related discipline; expertise in the analysis of large and complex (longitudinal) datasets; proven ability to use statistical analysis software (preferably Stata or R); a good publication record commensurate with seniority; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written); good organisational and administrative skills; and research experience that includes working in teams. Expertise in HIV research, the analysis of human mortality, fieldwork management (in resource constrained settings), demographic surveillance systems, and teaching experience at the post-graduate level would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post will be based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with occasional national and international travel. The post-holder will be a member of the Department of Population Health which is part of the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health. The appointment is available immediately and is for 12 months with the possibility of an extension conditional on funding availability. The appointment is full-time and will be made on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway Research Fellow Scale Grade 6, £37,889 – £43,028 per annum inclusive. 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 online via . Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date (1 Feb 2017).  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Interested applicants may contact Georges Reniers ( or Basia Zaba ( for more details about the position.

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Deadline: 02/01/2017

Location: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine