Study Implementation Lead (63249)

An exciting project based in Malawi has created a new role to work for Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine at the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Research Programme in Blantyre, Malawi.

This role will form part of a National Institute research (NIHR) funded project and you will be focused on developing and implementing interventions to prevent healthcare associated infection (HAI) and associated antimicrobial resistance.

The aim for the role is to support a programme of work in developing effective, acceptable and scalable interventions to reduce HAI in Africa.

You will evaluate current Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practice in hospitals in Southern Malawi and explore whether and how the WHO framework for IPC implementation can be used, how it may be adapted to the Malawian setting and any barriers / enablers there are to its application.

Main duties of this role are:

 Recruit, train and support a team of IPC nurses who will devise and implement multimodal improvement strategies to improve Infection Prevention and Control practice

  • Collaborate with stakeholder groups across the Ministry of Health, Malawi to adapt the WHO IPC framework
  • Fully engage with an interdisciplinary research group that will investigate the challenge of IC implementation from multiple perspectives, including clinical microbiologists, statistical modellers and health economists.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to register for a PhD as part of this role if desired.

Additional benefits of joining LSTM:

  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus Christmas closure days
  • Generous occupational pension schemes
  • Overseas allowances if this represents an overseas posting
  • Plus, a host of additional family friendly policies

Closing Date: 28/01/2022

Application Process: To apply for the position please follow this link and upload your CV and Covering Letter. 

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About LSTM 

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics. 

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