Interdisciplinary Research Fellow

University of London

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Department of Population Health

£42,875 to £48,691
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 30 March 2023
Reference:  EPH-DPH-2023-06

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 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. 

The Department of Population Health at LSHTM and the London International Development Centre (LIDC), are recruiting a highly motivated and experienced Interdisciplinary Research Fellow to work for the UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub.

The post-holder will manage the academic research activities of the Hub. This includes:

  • Working closely with the executive leadership team and the in-country partners in delivering the academic outputs of the Hub. 
  • Directly engaging the theme-leads across different work streams within the Hub and to coordinate overseas partners to ensure outputs are delivered and impacts are measured.
  • To support Hub team members and partners around interdisciplinarity, data management, data sharing and programme execution, and to support the creation of capacity building elements around key gaps.
  • To support the MEL element of the Hub and collect evidence of research impact for impact case studies.
  • To support interdisciplinary data management and analysis.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in international development and/or other relevant field. Further particulars are included in the Job Description.

The post is full-time, fixed term and funded by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) of UK Research and Innovations (UKRI), and is available ASAP until 12/02/2024. 

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway, Grade 6 (Research Fellow) in the range £42,875 – £48,691 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) pro rata. 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 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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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