Research Fellow (Environmental Health Group)

London School of Medicine & Tropical Hygiene

London, UK 🇬🇧

Department of Disease Control

Salary: £40,611 to £46,119 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Thursday 12 May 2022
Reference: ITD-DCD-2022-11

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an early career researcher with public health training and experience working in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector to join the Environmental Health Group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

We are seeking a Research Fellow with relevant experience in environmental health and/or WASH, molecular biology, and epidemiology. The postholder will contribute to a research portfolio investigating environmental exposures to enteric pathogens using advanced molecular techniques in study sites in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. The postholder will contribute to all project stages including sampling design; implementation, coordination, and data collection; sample and data analysis; and manuscript preparation, including as lead author. The postholder will also have the opportunity to travel to study sites and work closely with collaborators in Mozambique and Brazil. 

The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record that includes formal training in public health research, or a related field, and prior scientific publications, previous experience working low- and middle-income countries, or other low-resource settings, experience working in a microbiology or molecular biology laboratory with clinical and/or environmental samples, excellent communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with in-country partners. Excellent written and spoken English skills are essential and proficiency in Portuguese is desirable. Further Particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time and funded for 1 year until 31 May 2023 with the option to renew based on funding availability and performance. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 scale in the range £40,611 – £46,119 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 the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made online 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 an online interview on this date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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