Research Fellow in Sexual Health

London (GB)
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Fellow in Sexual Health

Department of Social & Environmental Health Research
Salary:   £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive. 
Closing Date:   Tuesday 10 April 2018
Reference:    PHP-SEHR-2018-07

We are seeking a part-time (0.5 FTE, 17.5 hours per week) Research Fellow to work on a project evaluating ‘Positive Choices’ a new sexual health intervention to be delivered in secondary schools in south east England. The overall purpose of the research is to develop methods for, and determine the appropriateness of, conducting a larger randomised controlled trial of the intervention which would assess its effectiveness in reducing teenage pregnancy and improving sexual health. The research is directed by Professor Chris Bonell who will be the line manager for this post. Co-investigators are drawn from an array of other universities as well as the National Children’s Bureau and the Office for National Statistics.
The successful candidate will: implement the trial protocol; plan and undertake fieldwork; analyse data; and contribute to writing reports as well as academic articles. The appointee must be willing to travel in south east England and be subject to disclosure and barring service checks. Applicants should have: a higher degree or equivalent qualification in social science, health, education or another relevant field; expertise in qualitative and quantitative research; and a track record of authoring papers published in high impact peer reviewed academic journals.
The appointment will be for 19 months from 1st June 2018. Salary will be on the Research Fellow Scale, £38,533-£43,759 pro rata (inclusive of London Weighting). Appointment will be subject to LSHTM terms and conditions, including membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, an annual leave allowance of 30 days pro rata plus 6 discretionary ‘Director’s Days’ and season ticket loan.

If you would like to obtain further information or would like to discuss the post, you are welcome to contact Chris Bonell (e-mail

Applications should be made on-line via our website at The reference for this post is PHP-SEHR-2018-07.

Applications should include a CV and the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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.

Further details:    Job Description     

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