Assistant Professor

University of London

View All Vacancies
Department of Clinical Research

£48,827 to £55,895
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 March 2023
Reference:  ITD-CRD-2023-03

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.

The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and Global Health Economics Centre (GHECO) wish to jointly appoint a Health Economist to work on several aspects of the health economics of Global Eye Health. 

Eye disease and poor vision have a high economic cost on individuals and society. We are working to rigorously examine the economic cost of eye disease and vision impairment, assess the cost-effectiveness and affordability of interventions and build the case for funding for eye health. ICEH led the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Heath report, which was published in 2021. This had several health economic components which were highly influential at the global level in arguing the case for investment. Our goal is to update, develop and improve methodological approaches in the eye care sector to conduct a comprehensive set of economic data, studies and analysis that cover all world regions to inform policy and funding decisions and to support advocacy.

You will be an active member of the ICEH team being involved in research, teaching and external engagement, to help position eye health within global health (including WHO) and the development agenda. 

We are seeking an experienced health economist with particular knowledge and expertise in the economics of eye health. The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in a relevant topic, a PhD related to the Health Economics of Eye Health, an understanding of the strategies for improving equity and inclusion in research and or learning and teaching and needs to be passionate about health economics and health services research with high impact in healthcare policy, health services delivery, health outcomes and public health. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time and fixed term until 29 February 2024. The post is partly funded by Wellcome/NIHR and is available immediately. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 7 scale in the range £48,827- £55,895 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 “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 website at 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 [email protected] Please quote reference ITD-CRD-2023-03.

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.

View or Apply
To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.

Job Location