Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Sustainability, Nutrition and Health 114 views

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 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 appoint a Research Assistant or Research Fellow to join our interdisciplinary team at LSHTM working on environment, agriculture, trade, nutrition and health. The Research Assistant / Research Fellow will contribute broadly to a range of research activities but will work specifically on the AMPHoRA research project which is exploring methods of reducing air pollution from agriculture in the UK. Responsibilities of the post will include summarising current UK dietary patterns across different population groups, using historical consumption trends to predict future diets and working with project partners to define various future food consumption scenarios for the UK. The post holder will also use data on food trade to explore the implications of changing diets for agriculture in the UK.

The post holder will hold an MSc (Research Assistant) or PhD (Research Fellow) in a relevant discipline (including Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public Health or Statistics), and will have experience of creating, managing and analysing large and complex datasets related to human health, food consumption or nutrition. They will have demonstrated excellent statistical and modelling skills in Excel, Stata or R, and will be able to work successfully with partners in other academic disciplines. Prior experience of working with time-series food consumption or nutrition data and/or experience of forecasting models would be an advantage. Further Particulars are included in the Job description.

The post is full time (or at 0.8fte) and fixed-term for 12 months, available immediately.

The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 5 scale in the range £34,854 – £40,011 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) or Grade 6 in the range £40,011- £40,826 (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

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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