Research Fellow (WASH Economics)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an early career researcher with training in health economics and experience working in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector to join a rapidly growing and world-renowned research team – the Environmental Health Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

The post holder will support a number of ongoing public health research projects and will be expected to develop their own independent research agenda focused on the economics of WASH. The postholder will support large ongoing epidemiological evaluations of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as other smaller studies in other countries. Furthermore, the post holder will support the ongoing work of the Lancet Commission on WASH and Health through desk-based work which will include systematic reviews.

The successful applicant will have a track record of relevant research experience, including economic evaluation and systematic review, excellent communication skills, and an 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 health economics, or a related field, and prior scientific publications related to the economics of WASH. It is also essential that the candidate has WASH sector research experience in low- and middle-income countries. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.  

This full-time post is fixed term until 31 December 2021. Salary is on the Academic Grade 6 scale 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. The post is based in London at LSHTM.

Applications should be made online 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 [email protected]. Please quote reference ITD-DCD-2020-29.

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.

Job Description    

Further details:    
Salary: £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Thursday 31 December 2020
Reference: ITD-DCD-2020-29