Assistant Professor in Qualitative Health Systems

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Apr 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

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. 

NEST3600  (Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies) is a 15-partner collaboration in four African countries (Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria) to innovate, implement, and evaluate a health systems package to improve hospital care for small and sick newborns. LSHTM leads the complex evaluation of mortality and implementation, as well as the economic and investment assessment. 

We are seeking an experienced Assistant Professor in Qualitative Health Systems to support the health systems workstream of the overall NEST360 complex evaluation in measuring “implementation strength” of a multi-faceted intervention spanning the health system building blocks. You will lead a multi-country qualitative working group, enabling and supporting locally-led teams in technical analyses and writing, as well as leading analyses and writing for some aspects. Strong health systems analyses, synthesis, and qualitative skills are required, with experience working in government systems and with routine data.

You will have a PhD in a relevant field, advanced skills in qualitative study design, data collection, management, sampling, and analysis, discussion-guide development, and in the use of qualitative data analysis software such as Nvivo, Dedoose, ATLAS TI, and/or Max QDA. You will have practical experience of effectively managing teams, and field experience in conducting research in LMICs.  You will establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, and have the ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels. Further details may be found in the Job Description. 

The post is full time and fixed-term for 15 months and can be based in London, Kenya or Malawi.

The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 7 in the range £46,704 - £53,465 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 by clicking on the 'Apply' button above. 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 .

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.

Further details:   Job Description

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