Research Fellow in Nutrition

£39,304 to £44,634

The Department of Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Research Fellow in Nutrition to work on the evaluation of three nutrition studies in rural India and Nepal with Dr Suneetha Kadiyala, Dr Helen Harris-Fry, and a larger team. 

The three studies are: UPAVAN, Samvad, and CAPPT. UPAVAN (Upscaling Participatory Action and Videos for Agriculture and Nutrition) is a four-arm cluster randomized controlled trial in Odisha, India designed to evaluate the impact of nutrition-sensitive agriculture extension using locally made videos on maternal and child nutrition. Samvad (meaning ‘communication’) uses video-based approaches to improve diets and family planning in five Indian states. CAPPT (Comprehensive Anaemia Programme and Personalised Therapies), is a three-arm randomized controlled trial that will test the effectiveness of a tailored iron supplementation and behaviour change intervention on diets and anaemia among pregnant women in India and Nepal. 

The successful applicant will be based in London and will have the opportunity to lead aspects of the research, particularly the analysis of existing data from the baseline survey, and the conduct of the endline survey in UPAVAN. They will also assist with various other aspects of both projects including: communication with partners; coordination of meetings and donor reports; supporting qualitative data collection and analysis for the process evaluation; data quality assurance; and co-writing project reports and papers for publication. 

The successful applicant will have a Doctoral degree in nutrition, public health, economics, or other quantitative discipline, with a substantial nutrition component, and ideally some understanding of nutrition and agriculture in south Asia. Demonstrated experience of conducting household surveys in low-income settings is essential. Experience of conducting dietary assessment surveys is desirable but not essential. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This full-time post is fixed term and funded until June 2020 in the first instance. The post will involve travel to rural India and Nepal several times a year. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale, Grade 6, (£39,304 - £44,634) per annum inclusive of London Weighting. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service and will involve a probationary period of 6 months.  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 jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is EPH-DPH-2018-14. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. 

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