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Research Assistant with experience in scientific communications (JLMC1)




Category: Academic | Department: Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health | Closing Date: 30 Nov 2015 | The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) was launched in June 2014 with the aim to support countries in reaching the target of fewer than 12 newborn deaths and stillbirths per 1000 births by 2030. The plan is based on evidence published in The Lancet Every Newborn series and is supported by a World Health Assembly resolution adopted in May 2014. Together with the World Health Organisation, LSHTM co-chair the ENAP Metrics group with a specific remit to coordinate global improvement of newborn measurement. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a research assistant with experience in technical communications to work within in the ENAP metrics team at LSHTM, in support of the ENAP measurement improvement work. We are seeking to appoint a motivated and highly organised researcher with specialist interest in working across communication platforms for ENAP metrics, linked with the MARCH centre, to promote wide uptake of research findings. You should be comfortable undertaking technical work including reviews of published and grey literature, and supporting the analysis, write up and dissemination of ENAP metrics work. Experience managing website content, social media feeds, policy briefings and the development of infographics is essential. A strong candidate will be innovative and bring fresh ideas for improving knowledge management and communication across the scope of ENAP metrics. The post-holder will develop and manage strategies and systems to ensure that research outcomes, recommendations and related messaging, are communicated clearly and accurately to participants, stakeholders, the media and the wider public. The post-holder will have an MSc in Public Health or Epidemiology or equivalent qualification related to the post. Professional experience in the field of global maternal and newborn health research, in addition to a proven history of effectively managing communications for international agencies, partnerships and/or projects in relevant areas of health or international development. Exceptional candidates from Non-EU countries will be considered and will be based overseas that is mutually acceptable by both parties. The post-holder would be part of the MARCH centre which sits within the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.    The appointment will be based in London and commence as soon as possible and is funded until 31st December 2016 in the first instance; although this post is intended for a total of three years subject to additional funding being secured. The appointment will be made on the LSHTM academic pathway (Grade 5) with a starting salary between £32,647 and £37,477 depending on qualifications and experience. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. There are 30 days holiday plus an additional 6 fixed-date holidays. Membership of the USS pension scheme is available.Applications should be made on-line via our website jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is JLMC1 Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Interviews will be offered to a short list of candidates and held at LSHTM, Keppel St., London; interview dates have not been identified at this stage. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to ######### .

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