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Research Fellow - Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL)

Faculty of Public Health & Policy

Salary:   £37,889 to £43,028 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:   Friday 19 May 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  PHP-SEHR-20

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL), funded by DFID, is a new Centre to develop and test innovative approaches to impact evaluation and evidence synthesis. A consortium comprising the Campbell Collaboration, the EPPI-Centre, Evaluation for Development Policy (EDePo), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie),and LSHTM has been awarded the contract for this work. The work of the consortium members will be supported by a small Research Directorate including a full-time Deputy Director.

We are seeking a research fellow to support the work and profile of the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) through production and management of relevant research of the highest quality. The postholder will be expected to contribute to peer-reviewed outputs, co-author CEDIL working papers and assist in the development of CEDIL programmes of work. The role will also require an element of teaching and support of more junior colleagues as appropriate. The postholder will be expected to contribute both internally, by engaging with School and consortium activities, and externally, by engaging with policy, practice and the general public.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree or equivalent in evaluation or a relevant discipline. The postholder will also have experience in development evaluation and the ability to prepare and analyse data in order to maintain data integrity.  Excellent research and data management skills are essential to this position. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work both independently and as part of a research team, with a proven ability to meet research deadlines.

The post is based in London at the London International Development Centre, Gordon Square.

The post is available on a full time, fixed term basis commencing as soon as possible until 31 January 2021. The salary will be on the LSHTM Academic Pathway Research Fellow scale, in the range £37,889 to £43,028 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 include a CV and the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference number PHP-SEHR-20.

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.  

Further details:     Job Description

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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