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Research Fellow Data Management

Department of Population Health

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 09 April 2020
Reference:  EPH-DPH-2020-12

The Department of Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London International Development Centre (LIDC), a collaborative initiative between seven University of London institutions, are recruiting a Research Fellow Data Management for the UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub. The Research Fellow Data Management will manage and implement processes related to the data collected, stored and analysed by the Stunting Hub.

This will involve:

  • Leading on the design, development and review of data management processes and documentation, validation, maintenance and support of study databases.
  • Planning and project-managing data management activities across research study sites.
  • Responsibility for liaising with academic colleagues to understand database requirements, producing database specifications and testing database functionality.
  • Managing appropriate user access to the database; developing and delivering database training. 
  • To take responsibility for regularly monitoring compliance and data management procedures and other applicable requirements, as well as coordinating data management inputs during audits. 

The ideal candidate will need a PhD in a relevant discipline (economics, public health, social sciences) as well as experience in developing and implementing research data management protocols.

Knowledge of data management systems and procedures, especially research data management practice and policy in the higher education sector, as well as proficiency in data visualizations are essential. 

The Research Fellow Data Management will report to the Principal Investigator of the Hub. The post holder will be a member of staff of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and will work with the Hub core staff and in partnership with the administrations of the 18 Hub organisations. The Research Fellow Data Management will be a focal point of contact for Data Managers in country. 

The post is full time and available for immediate start. It is funded by the UKRI GCRF for 1 year. The salary will be on the Professional Support Scale, Grade 6, 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 20 Bloomsbury Square.

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

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.

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