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Research Fellow

Department of Disease Control

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 August 2021
Reference:  ITD-DCD-2021-13

The London School of Hygiene and 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.

We are seeking to appoint an economist keen to understand the equity impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, using a combination of economic and epidemiological modelling. The work will be supported through the COVID-19 Hub of the CGIAR ( The Hub is hosted by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, and co-implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute, the International Livestock Research Institute, the CGIAR System Organization, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Convening researchers, funders, and key stakeholders, the Hub supports national response and recovery work, across CGIAR research themes. Current work on the impact of COVID-19 on the economies of LMICs has focused on the average or total effects of COVID-19 on population health, healthcare systems and economies. This post will be attached to the LSHTM’s Centre of Health Economics in London (CHIL), which is leading research in understanding the distribution of these effects. Additionally, the post holder will work closely with colleagues at International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI to integrate their macroeconomic models with timely epidemiology and health economics data coming out of the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases and CHIL.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in mathematical modelling, statistics, economics or other relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component and relevant experience in in epidemiological or economic research or interest in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This post, based in London, is available on a full-time basis commencing immediately, and is funded until 31st December 2021. Salary is on the Academic 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. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made online via our website at  Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference ITD-DCD-2021-13.

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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