Call for applications
Salary: £37,106 to £42,139 per annum inclusive
Closing Date: Friday 11 December 2015
Interview Date: To be confirmed
We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work with Professor Virginia Berridge on a project on sex, drugs and HIV/AIDS in prison since the 1980s as part of Professor Hilary Marland and Dr Catherine Cox’s Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Investigator Award on Prisoners Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland,1860 – 2000 http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/chm/research_teaching/research/prisoners/. The post is based in London at the Centre for History in Public Health http://history.lshtm.ac.uk/ in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
You will be expected to conduct research on the issues of sex, drugs and HIV as they have affected prison policy in England and Ireland since the 1980s. In addition, you will be expected to: organize a witness seminar on the subject; present research findings to conferences, seminars and workshops and the media; and write a range of outputs, including peer-reviewed journal articles and non-academic outputs for practitioners and communities. You will be required to have a PhD (or equivalent) in history, experience of conducting historical research, ideally in a health context, as well as proven ability to write up research findings for dissemination in a range of formats for different audiences including websites, reports and as peer reviewed publications. The candidate will have a proven ability in delivering research outputs to project deadlines, the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team and excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
The appointment will be full time, commencing January 2016 until December 2017. Salary will be on the Research Fellow Scale, (£37,106 - £42,139). Appointment will be subject to LSHTM terms and conditions, including membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, an annual leave allowance of 30 days pro rata plus 6 discretionary ‘Director’s Days’ and season ticket loan.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is VB-RF2. Applications should include a CV and the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For informal enquiries please contact Professor Virginia Berridge, Virginia.email@example.com.
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.
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