Research Fellow in Humanitarian Health

London (GB)
£38,533 to £43,759 per annum
15 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow in Humanitarian Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Salary:     £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Thursday 15 March 2018
Reference:     EPH-IDE-2018-10

We would like to appoint a health information specialist to work within the UK Research Councils funded RECAP (“Research capacity building and knowledge generation to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics”) programme, a multi-year initiative to strengthen decision-making and accountability in the humanitarian health and protection sectors.

The role holder will be one of the researchers for work package 1 (“Develop, pilot and evaluate the application of improved metrics of agency and sector performance in humanitarian settings”) of RECAP.

(S)he is expected to support the development of methods including primary and secondary data analysis to audit the performance of the health and protection sectors in a humanitarian response; undertake field deployments (about 4 weeks each) to up to four crisis-affected regions; and, based in London, develop a platform to visualise information and enhance sector-wide situational awareness.

RECAP is led by an inter-disciplinary group of researchers. The programme is in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, BRAC and academic partners in the UK, Lebanon and Sierra Leone. The role offers opportunities to work across different disciplines and interact with a growing group of like-minded colleagues.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to acquire further competencies in health information, and to build up a record of publications. Some travel to insecure field locations and within Europe is required (about 30%) and the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching at the School. 

Applicants must have a post-graduate qualification (MSc) in epidemiology or public health, with an emphasis on resource-poor settings. Field experience in humanitarian crisis settings with NGOs or the UN system in the implementation and analysis of health information systems is essential, as is expertise in data management, info-graphics and statistical analysis. The role holder will be expected to register for a PhD degree, if they do not hold one already. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively, in English, in both verbal and written formats.

The post is based in London and is available full-time, commencing 1 April 2018. The post is funded by the UK Research Councils until 31st March 2021, although further funding may be available after this date. The appointment will be made on the School’s Research Fellow scale Grade 6, in the range £38,533 – 41,837 per annum. 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 The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-10. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

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