Research Assistant

London School of Medicine & Tropical Hygiene

London, UK 🇬🇧

Department of Disease Control

Salary: ÂŁ35,377 to ÂŁ40,611 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Friday 26 November 2021
Reference: ITD-DCD-2021-19

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. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an early career researcher to join a rapidly growing and world-renowned research team – the Environmental Health Group at LSHTM. We are looking for a full-time Research Assistant for a fixed-term post, with opportunity to extend subject to funding.

The post-holder will support a number of ongoing public health research projects focused on the economics of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). In particular, this includes a sanitation discrete choice experiment in Maputo, Mozambique, where the post-holder would be expected to be based for up to 12 weeks. The successful applicant will have relevant experience in managing and analysing quantitative datasets, and the ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with in-country partners. The applicant should have an excellent academic track record that includes formal training in public health, economics, or a closely related field. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.  

The post is full-time and fixed term until 30 June 2022. The post is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Veolia Foundation and Agence Française de DĂ©veloppement (AFD) and is available from 1 January 2022. Salary is on the Academic Grade 5 scale in the range ÂŁ35,377 – ÂŁ40,611 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 at LSHTM.

Applications should be made online via our website at Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm GMT on 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

Further details:   Job Description    

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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