Research Assistant
03 June 2024

Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Salary: £38,282 to £43,947 per annum, inclusive
Closing Date: Monday 10 June 2024
Reference: EPH-DPH-2023-20


The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of the world’s leading public health universities. LSHTM 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.

LSHTM is seeking a Research Assistant for the Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) programme. The role will support both IMMANA and the ANH Academy, by undertaking original analysis and synthesis of research in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition. Duties include: researching issues of current or potential interest to IMMANA and the ANH Academy; producing epidemiological and statistical analyses; working on systematic reviews; and drafting research outputs. The job will require collaboration with international research partners, and being flexible to work on new developments in the field. The post will largely be supporting empirical analysis of the team, but could include work on self-directed topics of interest.

The post-holder will have a first degree in the field of Public Health Nutrition, Public Health or related field (geospatial sciences, data science, statistics). Relevant experience in conducting quantitative analysis, ideally using data from trials or using complex data from multiple sources to answer questions relevant to food systems, nutrition and health is essential. Knowledge and application of machine learning, Chat GPT or other AI software would be desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0FTE and fixed-term until 31 January 2026. The post is co-funded by UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and available from 01 June 2024.  

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale, Grade 5 in the range £38,292-£43,947 per annum pro rata (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.

Applications should be made on-line via the jobs website by 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected].

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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