Two job vacancies in evidence synthesis at the CIDG

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. LSTM’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane’s premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization and we are looking to expand the centre.

 As part of this, we are recruiting staff for the six year “Research, Evidence and Development Initiative” (READ-It) programme.  We are in the inception phase and planning a variety of new and exciting reviews with our colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.  You will be part of this process and be part of review teams in the existing and new review portfolio.  Our priorities are developing rapidly and we are seeking to engage the successful applicant in a high-priority area commensurate with their areas of interest. For example, some topics we are mapping out are:

  • Insecticide-residual spraying for malaria control
  • HIV prevention
  • Health of refugees and people living in camps

There are also a variety of methodological projects related to Cochrane review updating, conflicts of interest, statistical reporting, and methods for moving from evidence to policy, and we aim for a mixed portfolio to provide abroad exposure to evidence-informed science.

Two exciting opportunities are currently available to join the team working as part of the READ-It programme. Please click on the links below for further information:


Clinical Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis: part-time position. Closing date for applications: 24 September 2018

Clinical Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis: full-time position. Closing date for applications: 24 September 2018