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Research Fellow

Health Services Research & Policy

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 21 April 2021
Reference:  PHP-HSRP-2021-04

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. 

We are seeking to make an appointment of a Research Fellow in Health Services Research and Policy who will work in the national Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Systems and Commissioning (PRUComm), conducting a range of research projects into the organisation of health and social care in England with the rest of the team.  The post-holder will be required to engage with a range of disciplinary perspectives, to be familiar with relevant theories and qualitative research methods; and to manage their own academic research, research governance and administrative activities and co-ordinate work to meet deadlines. 

There is an expectation that the post-holder will contribute as required to the wider academic activities of the Faculty of Public Health and Policy (to include teaching, student mentoring or supervision, and assessment) and to participate in appropriate training and quality assurance processes for such roles.

Applicants should have postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in a relevant field i.e. social science or economics; experience of conducting and publishing qualitative research; demonstrated knowledge of the health and social care context in England; good working knowledge of research processes, regulatory requirements and NHS governance and ethical procedures and good written and spoken communication skills.

The post holder will be based in London. The post is available on a full-time basis from 1st June 2021 to 30th September 2023. Salary will be on the LSHTM Academic Pathway Scale at Grade 6, £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 Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at 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 Please quote reference PHP-HSRP-2021-04.

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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