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Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis for Planetary Health

Department of Population Health

Salary: £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Monday 13 September 2021

Reference: EPH-DPH-2021-20

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 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.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the Pathfinder Initiative (funded by Wellcome and the Oak Foundation). The project aims to synthesise and communicate evidence on positive health impacts of carbon reduction actions across sectors (including energy, transport, buildings, industry, land use and human settlements).

The post holder will synthesise evidence on this topic to show which actions may have the largest impacts on health, and collect examples of how these actions have been implemented in practice using case studies. They will also be involved in organising events, communicating findings and working with project partners.

The candidate is expected to hold a postgraduate degree in epidemiology, public health or another field related to planetary health. They will have relevant experience of conducting evidence mapping and synthesis through systematic literature reviews or similar. Prior experience with a range of software packages involved in evidence synthesis and analysis would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time and available immediately until 31 July 2022. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 5 (Research Assistant) in the range £34,854 – £40,011 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 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 or to Dr Rosemary Green at

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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