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Research Fellow in Epidemiology & Population Health

Department of Public Health, Environments & Society

Salary:  £43,947 to £49,908 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 05 July 2024
Reference:  PHP-PHES-2024-17

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of the world’s leading public health universities. 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 experienced, motivated and enthusiastic researcher to join a team developing the Kids’ Environment & Health (KeCH) cohort in collaboration with UCL.

Children are more vulnerable to health-damaging features of the environment than adults. This can include air pollution, overcrowding, poorer access to high quality education and greenspaces. Children exposed to these environmental factors are at greater risk of developing long-term conditions such as asthma or mental health problems, and not doing as well in school.

In this project, we are creating a new national data resource to examine how the local environment influences children’s health and education across England. The postholder will lead two demonstrator studies within this wider data linkage project aiming to explore how (i) greenspaces and (ii) the education environment affects children’s mental and physical health.

The successful candidate will have skills in advanced quantitative methods including longitudinal data analysis, the use of time-series and panel data, and using GIS to generate and link of neighbourhood environmental exposure data to large-scale administrative and epidemiological data.

Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed term for 18 months. The post is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ADRUK/ESRC).

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale, Grade 6 in the range £43,947 - £49,908 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at LSHTM.

Applications should be made on-line via our jobs website. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk

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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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.


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