Research Fellow (Hygiene Hub)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


Please note: this job post has expired! To the best of our knowledge, this job is no longer available and this page remains here for archival purposes only.

Department of Disease Control

£40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: 
Wednesday 07 October 2020



We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to support the COVID-19 Hygiene Hub (, an LSHTM-housed initiative that provides research and technical support to organisations implementing hygiene and/or behaviour change programmes in low- and middle-income countries in response to COVID-19. 

The post holder will provide support to multiple COVID-19 Hygiene Hub activities and direct technical support to government and civil society partners implementing hygiene and/or behaviour change programmes on various aspects of COVID-19 response, including but not limited to: review behaviour change strategy documents and IEC materials, reviewing and contributing to formative research protocols and data gaps, contributing to monitoring and evaluation protocols, and supporting data analysis and interpretation. They will also contribute to writing and editing resource documents and programme case studies, coordinating information and research needs with COVID-19 Hygiene Hub partners, evidence synthesis / literature reviews, presenting in webinars, and documenting the successes and challenges of COVID-19 hygiene programming.  

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in a relevant field; prior field experience designing and managing environmental health; behavioral health and/or water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) research and/or programing in low- and middle-income countries, broad training in a range of public health methods, including: epidemiology, statistical analysis, formative research, qualitative research, and programme evaluation; demonstrated contribution to academic peer-reviewed and/or policy documents; ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with global and national partners. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded until 31 May 2021. It is jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Salary is on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 6 in the range £40,011 - £45,437 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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 . Please quote reference REF ITD-DCD-2020-20 

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