London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine -Department of Health
Services Research & Policy
Faculty of Public Health & Policy
The NHS is facing major reform. Providing information on all aspects
of obstetric and gynaecological practice is seen as the key to
strengthen health services for women. There is a growing need for
robust measures of health care performance.
We are seeking an enthusiastic health services researcher who can
contribute to the development and evaluation of these performance
measures. You should have excellent analytical skills and experience of
working within a multidisciplinary context.
This post provides an opportunity to be involved in a number of ongoing
large-scale clinical audits and epidemiological studies of health
services for women in the UK. The programme covers a number of
methodological issues including the development of performance
indicators, quality monitoring, risk adjustment, use of administrative
data, and patient-reported measures.
You will be based in the Office for Research and Clinical Audit, a
collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
(www.rcog.org.uk/orca). These institutions play a leading role both
nationally and internationally in shaping and guiding large-scale
studies of healthcare quality.
Applicants need to have a strong methodological background and an
interest in healthcare performance assessment and quality improvement.
The appointment will be full-time until 31 March 2017. Starting salary
is on the Academic Pathway Grade 7 £41,627 - £47,652 per annum,
inclusive. Appointment will be subject to the LSHTM terms and
conditions, including membership of the Universities Superannuation
Scheme, an annual leave allowance of 30 days pro rata plus 6 fixed
"Director's Days" and season ticket loan.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at
http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk/hrs-ms. The reference for this post is
HRS-MS. Applications should include a CV and the names and email
contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if
shortlisted. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 November
2012. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to
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Any queries regarding the post may be addressed to Professor Jan van
der Meulen [log in to unmask] or Dr David Cromwell
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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being
an equal opportunities employer.