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Research Fellow needed to coordinate large malaria clinical trial.

19 December 2013

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine  is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to manage and coordinate a large clinical trial that will be conducted in two countries in West Africa and which will investigate the benefit of adding azithromycin to the existing regimen used in Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in children. This is an exciting and challenging opening available for an epidemiologist, clinician or public health specialist.

The trial will be conducted in Burkina Faso and in Mali.  Applicants should have a PhD or working towards a PhD qualification in epidemiology or public health together with experience of conducting clinical trials in a developing country. Applicants must have excellent communication, management skills and a high level of fluency in French and English.The post is funded by the MRC from March 2014 for an initial period of 2 years on Grade 6 (non clinical) from £36,378 to £41,313 per annum or on the Clinical Staff salary scale from £33,597 to £47,600 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting).

Applications should be made online via the LSHTM website. The closing date is Friday 31st January 2014 and the reference for this post is DC-BG-AZI.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10:00pm of the closing date.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs [at] lshtm [dot] ac [dot] uk.

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