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Welcome to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's recruitment website.  You will find details of our current employment opportunities, and how to apply for them, as well as some further information on working at . We hope this will encourage you to apply for one of our vacancies.

About us

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of the world’s leading public health universities. We have an annual research income of more than £190 million and are one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK. We also train the next generation of health leaders through outstanding specialist education for our 4,700 postgraduate students. 

Founded more than 120 years ago in 1899, we are a global network of specialist centres, units and partners. We have 3,500 staff working to improve health worldwide, including at our main sites in London, and at our Units in The Gambia and Uganda. 

Our vision is to help create a more healthy, sustainable and equitable world for everyone, because we believe our shared future depends on our shared health.

Work with us

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive working environment by recruiting, developing and retaining excellent people for a wide range of roles from academia to professional services. We work to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion for everyone, and to actively support staff engagement and wellbeing. Working for us means you become part of a connected and supportive global community that acts with integrity, embraces difference and works together to create impact.

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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LSHTM Values

Four icons conveying the four LSHTM values, beside the four values: Act with integrity, Embrace difference, Work together, Create impact

LSHTM's 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.

Our values demonstrate how we aspire to achieve our mission now and in the future, and what it means to work and study at LSHTM.

Act with integrity

Integrity matters. For it to really count we need to live by what we believe in and prove it again and again, in everything we do. We hold ourselves to rigorous standards, both in our application of the scientific method and in our transparent, honest dealings with people and the world. We need to know where we’ve come from and stay alive to the impact of the choices we’re making today, so we can keep on doing things better in the future. We lead with humility and openness and the ability to listen, learn and constantly improve.

Embrace difference

Our community is our heart. We safeguard it, nurture it and help it grow. We reach out further to embrace the world, seeking out and drawing in difference and diversity: different political perspectives, different cultural backgrounds, different life experiences and disciplines. To take on the challenges of the future, we will embrace all the creativity, imagination and determination our diverse community brings.

Work together

To make the most of our global community we need to work together. Collaboration isn’t always easy but it’s worth the effort. We are prepared to open our minds, to make room for new approaches, new ways of working and valuable insights that come from new places. We are respectful of one another at all times and mindful of power dynamics. If we can get the balance right and come together to work as equals, we know we can harness the creative potential our community offers.

Create impact

We bring the transformative power of scientific insight and innovation to the day-to-day lives of people around the world, translating research into impact and educating the next generation of public health professionals. We solve difficult problems and unlock new possibilities by getting closer to root causes, working with people on the ground and by always striving to see the bigger picture. We’re not afraid to challenge assumptions, to ask awkward questions or reimagine ways of working because that’s how you spark new ideas and bring them to life.

For more information, read our Strategy.


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