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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 the School. We hope this will encourage you to apply for one of our vacancies.

About the School

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health.

Our 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.

We embrace and value the diversity of our staff and student population and seek to promote equity, diversity and inclusion as essential elements in contribution to improving health worldwide. 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.

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.


Founded in 1899 at the London Docks, LSHTM is now based in Bloomsbury, where it has two main sites at Keppel Street and Tavistock Place, and additional sites in The Gambia and Uganda. Today, our staff, students and alumni work in government, academia, international agencies and health services across the world. Learn more about the history of LSHTM.


Research income has grown to more than £190 million per year from national and international funding sources including UK government and research councils, the European Union, the Wellcome Trust, Gates Foundation and other philanthropic sources.

Our diverse research talents, skills and experience underpin our position as a leader in public and global health. These range from the molecular to the global, the theoretical to the applied, the analytical to the political. Our staff are conducting research in more than 100 countries.

Staff community

We have around 3,500 staff based all around the world with core hubs in London and at the MRC Units in The Gambia and Uganda, which joined LSHTM in February 2018. Our outstanding, diverse and committed staff make an impact where it is most needed - deploying research in real time in response to crises, developing innovative programmes for major health threats, or training the next generations of public and global health leaders and researchers.


Working in partnership is central to achieving our mission. Our strategic collaborations in the UK and across high-, middle- and low-income countries deliver health and socioeconomic benefits across the world, especially in the most disadvantaged communities.

LSHTM is also a member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region, and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.


We deliver research-led educational programmes to future health leaders, managers and researchers across the world. We have around 1,200 face-to-face Master's and Doctoral students, 3,000 studying by distance learning, and 500 each year on short courses and continuous professional development. Our free online courses are studied by more than 300,000 participants globally.

Excellence in research and education

We perform strongly in various global university league tables. In the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022 we placed 3rd in public health (1st in the UK). In the 2023 CWTS Leiden Ranking LSHTM is ranked 1st in the UK for publishing open access research and 1st in the UK for the proportion of academic research with women listed as authors. Our global partnerships are also recognised, with LSHTM placed first position in the UK and 13th in the world for the proportion of our research which includes international collaboration.

In the US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2022, we ranked 2nd in the world for public, environmental & occupational health4th in the world for infectious diseases14th in the world for social sciences & public health, and 13th best University in the UK overall. We ranked 23rd for medicine in the 2021QS World University Rankings.

In 2017, the inaugural Center for World University Rankings by Subject placed LSHTM first in the world for tropical medicine research, second for parasitology and seventh for infectious diseasespublic, environment and occupational health, and social sciences and biomedical.

LSHTM was named University of the Year 2016 by Times Higher Education and awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2017 in recognition of our response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. LSHTM does not appear in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as universities are excluded if they do not teach undergraduates.

LSHTM seeks to foster and sustain a creative and supportive working environment based upon an ethos of respect and rigorous scientific enquiry. We embrace and value the diversity of our staff and student population and seek to promote equality as an essential element in contribution to improving health worldwide. 

For more information, read our Strategy.
Improving health worldwide  


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