Lecturer in Research Synthesis

Position: Lecturer in Research Synthesis (Full-time, fixed-term for three years)

Organisation: Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group

Location: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA UK

Application Deadline: 17.00 GMT Tuesday 20 March 2012

The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks a Lecturer in research synthesis to develop further our influential work in tropical diseases.

The post holder will contribute to the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group by actively developing, managing, and assuring the quality of a portfolio of Cochrane Reviews. You will be expected to extend the research and funding base by working with colleagues and partners to identify funds for additional reviews in areas of expertise and interest. You will also contribute to LSTM's teaching portfolio in public health, and provide supervision to postgraduates. You will work with a highly skilled team in Liverpool and partners in India, China and various countries in Africa.

The post will require the following skills and experience:

- Completed Systematic Reviews of effects as a lead author, preferably a Cochrane Review;

- completed Systematic reviews relevant to low-income countries;

- ability to organise own time and deal with multiple deadlines and priorities.

A Postgraduate qualification in epidemiology or related quantitative area including a research skills component are pre-requisites of the role, as is the ability to apply research skills relevant to international health systems, and to communicate and work productively with both academic and non-academic members of staff. A PhD in a health systems topic would be an advantage. Medical graduates may also apply.

The post will require some overseas travel, and is based in Liverpool.

If you have any additional inquiries, please contact the Programme Director, Professor Paul Garner (

Full details, job description and application procedure are available from the LSTM website at:


Interviews will be held in Liverpool, UK in April 2012

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