Research Fellow

University of London

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Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and International Health

£43,947 to £49,908
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 14 September 2023
Reference:  EPH-EPIH-2023-07

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join a well-established and renowned group of interdisciplinary scientists in the MRC International Statistics and Epidemiology Group.

The post-holder will work closely with collaborators at The Health Research Unit in Zimbabwe and undertake statistical analysis and modelling of data from Y-Check, an innovative adolescent health and well-being check-up visit intervention study. Comprehensive health and well-being data are available from a cohort of 2000 adolescents in Zimbabwe, with additional Y-Check studies taking place in Ghana and Tanzania under the leadership of the World Health Organization, Geneva. The post offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to multi-country analysis and modelling, which will inform global programming and policy in this area.

You will be encouraged and supported to develop your own related research questions and apply for fellowships/grants to support knowledge generation on the effects of adolescent intervention throughout the life course.

The post-holder will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic alongside proven ability to analyse and interpret epidemiological data using conventional and more advanced statistical methods. Strong R programming skills are essential. Willingness to travel internationally is desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed term until 31 January 2025. The post is funded by UK Research and Innovation, and Fondation Botnar through the World Health Organization, and available immediately.   

The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6, in the range £43,947-£49,908 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part-time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at .  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected] .

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.   The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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