London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Population Health

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic researcher to join the MANDALA consortium, a multi-disciplinary team working on the delivery of a five year research programme that aims to generate evidence on urban food system transformation, informing the achievement of a healthier, more sustainable, more equitable and economically viable food system. This post represents an outstanding career development opportunity, working in an internationally renowned centre for population health intervention research, together with an interdisciplinary team from seven universities. The successful candidate will have a higher degree, ideally a PhD, that utilizes advanced quantitative methods in epidemiology, medical statistics, public health, quantitative social science or a related subject. Knowledge and understanding of design and analysis of population surveys, as well as training in advanced quantitative methods, are required. Further particulars are included in the job description. The post is based in London at the LSHTM. The research focuses on the City of Birmingham, and post holders will be required to travel to Birmingham and elsewhere in the UK to undertake fieldwork and participate in research and other meetings (subject to prevailing government regulations). Applicants are strongly advised to review the further particulars of both this post and vacancy PHP-PHES-2021-15, in order to ensure they apply for the post(s) most relevant to their interests and expertise. Applicants should specify which post(s) they are applying for and clearly demonstrate how they meet the criteria for the post(s). This post is available until 31 January 2026, starting as soon as possible. The salary will be on the Academic scale, 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. 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 PHP-PHES-2021-14. 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...
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