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Research Fellow

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 03 December 2020
Reference:  EPH-IDE-2020-57

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. 

The post holder’s work will be based in LSHTM – Keppel Street

The post holder will be responsible for providing research, communications leadership and administrative support to Dr. Heidi Larson.

The principle responsibility of the post holder will be quantitative data management and analysis for our global study on healthcare professionals’ (HCPs) views and attitudes towards vaccination.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant field, such as statistics, mathematics, or physics 
  • Manage and clean quantitative data collected, ensuring completeness, accuracy and secure storage
  • Analyse quantitative data using appropriate statistical techniques
  • Prepare results for presentation at relevant meetings, contribute to writing up reports and academic publications
  • Liaise with the study team, the Vaccine Confidence Project team and the team at WIN/GIA
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested
  • Experience of working in a higher education, health or science environment.
  • Some understanding of vaccine hesitancy.
  • Ability to work both independently, taking initiative to progress on pieces of work, and as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team.

The post is funded until 6 November 2021. 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 Informal enquiries should 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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