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Careers at Lepra


Research & Technical Adviser (RTA), Leprosy and LF Control

Lepra is an international charity with a mission to ‘beat leprosy’, by fighting the disease, poverty and prejudice.  Last year we directly impacted the lives of over a quarter of a million individuals and reached an equivalent number of people through health education and awareness raising activities.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to help shape and deliver Lepra’s work in India, Bangladesh and southern Africa, bringing global health knowledge, scientific expertise and academic publication experience to the organisation, applying these attributes to influence policy and/or international approaches to leprosy and lymphatic filariasis, working closely with senior Lepra staff.

The role will lead on and/or support, pieces of research that are relevant to Lepra’s strategic interests, advise on global health issues, assist in the design of new projects/programmes, serve as a focal point for external research contacts and assist with the acquisition of new, restricted  funding.

The successful applicant will be required to have extensive, up to date knowledge of health issues in development and substantive experience in designing and leading research projects and of communicating research results to different audiences.

A recognised PhD, or equivalent experience, in epidemiology, statistics or public health, is a requirement for the position.

This role will require periodic overseas travel.  DBS checks will be carried out for successful candidates.

A full job description can be downloaded from our website: Careers

How to Apply
Please send your CV with cover letter to personnel@lepra.org.uk by 8 May 2022.

Lepra aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Salary: £16,278 p.a.

Hours: 14 hours per week

Location: Remote working, with periodic Colchester Office attendance

Closing: 13 May 2022

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