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Research Fellow in Climate Change, Agriculture and Nutrition

Department of Population Health

Salary:  £39,304 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Monday 26 August 2019
Reference:  EPH-DPH-2019-16

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 Nutrition Group in the Department of Population Health wishes to appoint a Research Fellow to research agricultural adaptations to climate change in The Gambia and their consequences for future nutrition and health. 

This new post will be working on the Food System Adaptations in Changing Environments in Africa Project (FACE-Africa) led by Dr Rosie Green and Dr Pauline Scheelbeek at LSHTM and will be required to work closely with other Research Fellows in Mali (based at ICRISAT) and The Gambia (MRC Unit) as well as other project partners.  The successful applicant will be expected to lead the development of an integrated database for nutrition, agriculture, health and environment in The Gambia, conduct land use mapping and future scenario modelling, and produce health impact models.

Successful candidates will require a doctoral degree in a nutrition, agriculture, environmental science, epidemiology, mathematics, or other relevant field) and who have significant experience of creating, managing and analysing large datasets as well as mathematical modelling. You must be confident undertaking literature reviews and critically appraising evidence. Some experience of working across more than one of the desired disciplines would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The post is full-time and funded until 1 September 2021. The salary will be on the Academic pathway Grade 6 at £39,304 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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. 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 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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