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Reader/Professor in Health Economics (HESA14)




Category: Academic | Department: Department of Global Health and Development | Closing Date: 09 Dec 2015 | The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint a Reader/Professor in Health Economics to lead a programme of economic evaluation (cost, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis) of health interventions and programmes in low and middle income countries. The successful applicant will join the world's premier group of health economists working on low and middle income countries, and benefit from close links with leading researchers in mathematical modelling, statistical methods, and epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease. A Research Fellow will be appointed in due course to support work in this area.
The candidate will have an international reputation in economic evaluation of health programmes and interventions and ideally will bring strong econometric skills. They will have a clear vision for future methodological development relevant to low and middle income countries. They will develop and lead a programme of research in economic evaluation relevant to health programmes and interventions in low and middle income countries, including development of innovative methods; publish in high impact peer-reviewed journals and other appropriate media, including presenting at conferences nationally and internationally; developing collaborative research activities with School staff and national and international research partners; obtain, and support others to obtain, major research funding for methodological and applied research activities; and co-ordinate research activities with others in the LSHTM working on economic evaluation. The candidate will be expected to contribute up to 15% to the teaching programme.
Applicants should have a substantial record of research and publication of research output of world-class or internationally excellent quality in the field of health economics, including research of relevance to low or middle income country settings; strong technical skills in economic evaluation of health programmes and interventions (including cost and cost effectiveness analysis); a clear vision for future methodological developments relevant to low and middle income countries; proven success in obtaining large research grants, completing them in a timely manner and delivering outputs. To be considered for the Professor role you should have an established international reputation in health economics, evidenced by participation in international conferences and membership of scientific or policy advisory bodies.
We are seeking to appoint a full time candidate to a permanent role. The post is based in London and will include international travel. The appointment will be made on the LSHTM's Academic Pathway; the salary for appointment to Professor is competitive and not less than £67,000 per annum; for Reader it is not less than £61,800 per annum. Where relevant, relocation expenses will be payable in accordance with LSHTM policy.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is HESA14. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should include a CV and the names and email contacts of 2 referees. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Kara Hanson Kara.Hanson@lshtm.ac.uk for an informal discussion about the post.
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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