Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Japan 0.5 FTE)

;, Japan

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 15 Sep 2023

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. 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. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an epidemiologist to join an international strategic partnership between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Nagasaki University (NU) as an Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Epidemiology. 

The postholder will be responsible for developing major research and training programmes in epidemiology. Based in Japan or NU’s overseas field sites, employed by LSHTM but seconded to NU, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing strong collaborative frameworks with teams of NU and LSHTM researchers, providing leadership and supervision across the NU research programme. 

Teaching roles will include teaching epidemiology and/or medical statistics to MSc and MPH students at NU TMGH, and supervision of research degree (PhD) students registered at NU and/or LSHTM, if appropriately qualified.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a relevant topic and expertise in a specific area of epidemiology in global health. Candidates should demonstrate a proven ability to write-up and communicate findings, and a strong independent reputation in research and education. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is part-time 17.5 hours per week, 0.5 FTE and fixed term for 3 years.

The post is based for a minimum of 4 months per year at Nagasaki University, Japan. 

The salary will be on the Academic scale, for Assistant Professor Grade 7 scale in the range £51,299 - £54,528 or Associate Professor Grade 8 scale in the range £60,221 - £65,532 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. 

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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.

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