• Fixed term contract
  • Part Time
  • London
  • 38,282 - 43,947 £ / Year

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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  • £38,282 – £43,947 a year

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£38,282 to £43,947 per annum, pro rata.
Closing Date:
Sunday 19 May 2024

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of the world’s leading public health universities. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) is a research and education group based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. ICEH has trained clinicians and health care professionals from many countries, particularly in Asia and Africa. Through its MSc in Public Health for Eye Care and PhD programmes, ICEH has been instrumental in training many of the leaders in eye health in low- and middle-income countries across the world today. In 2006 ICEH / the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for “Reducing blindness worldwide”. Over the last five years the ICEH has coordinated the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium and is the lead organisation for the Lancet Commission on Global Eye Health. The team, in partnership with colleagues in many different countries, typically produce more than 100 peer-reviewed research publication per year.

The RAAB Team at LSHTM are seeking a committed Research Assistant to support the team across the workstreams above. In particular, the RA will liaise with RAAB Trainers and Trainee Trainers, lead the validation of pilot subjective poverty measures, and support on a new Delphi-type exercise on research and development priorities with RAAB stakeholders. RAAB7 is the latest iteration of the popular Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) survey methodology used to support eye health planning worldwide. The project is a multi-year collaboration between Peek Vision, the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at LSHTM and multiple global stakeholders.

The candidate must have a relevant first degree in the field of global public health, ophthalmology, epidemiology or other relevant discipline; relevant experience in global public health, ophthalmology, epidemiology or other relevant discipline; relevant analytical skills in quantitative and/or qualitative research; evidence of good organisational skills, including effective time management; proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, as part of a research team; and evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. It is highly desirable if the candidate has a master’s degree in ophthalmic epidemiology; some experience of teaching; experience working in public health for eye care and/or survey methodology development; experience in ophthalmic or other public health training curricula; and experience in using R software. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is part-time 14 hours per week, 0.4 FTE and fixed-term until 28 February 2025. The post is funded by The Indigo Trust and is available from 01 June 2024.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 5 in the range £38,282 – £43,947 per annum pro rata (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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our jobs website. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference ITD-CRD-2024-04.

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.




To apply for this job please visit jobs.lshtm.ac.uk.

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