Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Health Economics

Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Health Economics
Department of Global Health & Development
Salary:     £33,567 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Thursday 22 March 2018
Reference:     PHP-GHD-2018-04

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 looking for an enthusiastic Research Assistant (RA) or Research Fellow (RF) in health economics to work on the PEMBA project, a 3-year research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for International Development’s Health Systems Research Initiative.  The post holder will support this research study by examining the mechanisms and effects of performance based financing (PBF) to improve maternal and child health in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.  The post holder will analyse and link secondary quantitative datasets to determine the effects of PBF on the health system, causal mechanisms, and short and long term outcomes.  The post holder will support capacity building of local partners, and work collaboratively with economists in other UK institutions.

The post will be at either Research Assistant or Research Fellow level. The post is available for 24 months and offers a unique and excellent opportunity to explore how pay for performance schemes operate in different settings, offering potential for major impact in academia and policy. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Health Economics or a related field, as well as experience working with partners/in LMICs. Expertise in analysing datasets using Stata is essential.

For more information, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Josephine Borghi (

The post is part-time (0.4FTE, 14 hours per week) and based in London. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Research Assistant Grade 5 scale in the range £33,567-£38,533, or Research Fellow Grade 6 scale £38,533 - £43,759 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 “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-2018-04.

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.

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