FIEBRE Research Fellow in Social Science

London (GB)
£37,889 to £43,028 per annum
19 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

FIEBRE Research Fellow in Social Science

Department of Global Health and Development

Salary:   £37,889 to £43,028 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Wednesday 19 July 2017
Interview Date:   Monday 31 July 2017 
Reference:  PHP-GHD-33

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 3,900 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. 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 appoint an enthusiastic and capable research fellow in social science to join the FIEBRE study. The post holder will support the social science work in three countries in which the FIEBRE study is taking place. The post holder will ensure that the social science research undertaken in the three country sites are completed to a high standard and that findings are relevant to inform country and global decision making to address antimicrobial resistance. The role will be a part of a dynamic academic team in the Anthropology of Antimicrobial Resistance Group.

The ideal candidate will be have a postgraduate education, with a Masters and/or PhD in anthropology, sociology or a related discipline as well as experience working in public health in global settings. They will have substantial experience in all processes involved in carrying out qualitative research including protocol development, ethical approvals, training and piloting, carrying out fieldwork such as interviews and ethnographic observation, and in writing and dissemination of findings. Excellent analytical, communication, organisation and problem solving skills are essential. The post will be predominantly based in London and the successful candidate will be willing to travel, up to 30% of the time. The successful candidate will be able to use their initiative and demonstrate the ability to manage a busy workload and confidently multitask to meet deadlines.

The post is full time and available for four years. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Grade 6 scale in the range £37,889 – £43,028 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.

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-GHD-33.

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.