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Research Fellow – Translational Social Norms Practice

Department of Global Health & Development

Salary:  £39,304 to £44,634 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 10 January 2019
Reference:  PHP-GHD-2018-19

The Department of Global Health and Development is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to join The “Honour Project” team within the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, linked to the Gender Health and Violence Centre (GVHC). The post holder will work under Dr Ben Cislaghi as part of a team studying the influence of social norms on violence against children and women.

The post-holder’s primary responsibility will be to support the design of a social norms mentorship programme. The mentorship programme will be open to organisations working on child protection who want to integrate a social norms perspective. The research fellow will also support the work of the team, as agreed with the line manager when such opportunities arise. This work might especially relate to strengthening the evidence base on how social norms perpetuate harmful practices including violence and gender-related inequalities and how social norm theory can be used to inform prevention programming in low- and middle-income countries.

The successful candidate must have a background in anthropology, sociology, development study or other relevant social science. The post-holder will require a PhD in a relevant subject, preferably sociology, public health, social psychology, development studies or other relevant social science OR in the case of candidates with a strong professional experience, relevant MA or MSc will be accepted without need for a PhD. They should have theoretical or practical knowledge of social norms interventions in low and middle-income countries, and proven ability to write up research results for dissemination in a range of formats for different audiences, and data analysis skills. Coordination and liaison skills with a proven history of effectively coordinating projects and the ability to work as a collaborative member of multidisciplinary scientific team are an added value. Further particulars are available in the job description.  

The appointment is based in London at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It is full-time commencing immediately and funded for 12 months. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway, Grade 6 £39,304-£44,634 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 Applications should 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. Interviews will be offered to a short list of candidates and held at LSHTM, Keppel St London. Queries regarding the application process may be addressed to  The reference for this post is PHP-GHD-2018-19.  

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.

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