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Research Fellow - PSG

Department of Population Health

Salary:  £40,011 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 22 January 2020
Reference:  EPH-DPH-2019-29

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate 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. 

An exciting opportunity is available for a junior researcher to join the Population Studies Group (PSG) at LSHTM. The Research Fellow will work on the project ‘The evolutionary dynamics of religion, family size and child success’. They will work as part of a multi-institution team, which will collect, analyse and write-up demographic and anthropological data from a range of sources. The LSHTM Research Fellow will take primary responsibility for collecting data from existing Health and Demographic Surveillance Sites in sub-Saharan Africa.

The successful applicant must have a Doctoral degree in a relevant subject (or expect to receive their award in the near future), including demography, anthropology, or quantitative social science; and expertise in data analysis and strong quantitative skills. Fieldwork experience, particularly experience with surveys in lower and middle income settings, is desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The post is full time and fixed-term until mid-May 2022. The post is funded by the John Templeton Foundation and is available from 1 February 2020.

The salary will be on the Academic pathway salary scale at Grade 6, spine point 32 £40,011 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 the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  

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

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    

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