LSHTM - Research Assistant in USAID

Salary: £33,567 to £38,533 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Wednesday 28 March 2018

Reference: EPH-IDE-2018-16


The LSHTM TIME team is looking for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to join the team. We work on developing and implementing modelling tools to inform TB policy decisions in high burden settings, as well as building local capacity. Work will involve country engagement, as well as model implementation, contributing to model development. The post will be based at the LSHTM on Keppel Street in London, but international travel to one or more of our current partner countries (South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Viet Nam, Indonesia and Kazakhstan) is likely.  

The ideal candidate must have an MSc in Epidemiology or similar MSc with a strong quantitative component, a high standard of verbal and written English and the ability to work flexibly in a policy environment. Experience in tuberculosis and mathematical modelling would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is funded until 30th November 2018, with possibility of extension. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 5 scale in the range £33,587 - £38,533 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 at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference REF EPH-IDE-2018-16.

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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