Research Assistant - Heart Disease and the British Public

£33,567 to £38,533 per annum, inclusive.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on a project examining the history of heart disease in post-war British public health.  This project is a component of Dr Alex Mold’s Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Investigator Award ‘Placing the Public in Public Health: Public Health in Britain, 1948-2010’, and the post-holder will join the existing project team. For more information about the project see The post is based in London at the Centre for History in Public Health in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy.

The post-holder will be expected to undertake literature searches and research on primary documentary sources, all relating to the ways in which heart disease figures in British post-war public health and its relationship with the public. In addition, you will be expected to: play a full part in the work and collaborative activities of the Award team; present research findings to conferences, seminars and workshops and the media; and collaborate in writing-up results for a range of outputs, which may include peer-reviewed journal articles and non-academic outputs. There will also be some teaching duties.  

The post-holder will be required to have a Masters level qualification (or equivalent) in public health and history and experience of conducting documentary research on post-war British public health, as well as knowledge of the theoretical and empirical secondary literature on the history of the public health in post-war Britain.  The post-holder will also have familiarity with networks of scholars in Britain working on the history of public health, as well as proven ability to write up research findings for dissemination in a range of formats for different audiences, such as websites and reports. The post-holder will also be able to deliver research outputs to project deadlines and have the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team. 

The appointment will be full-time, for 12 months from September 2018. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Grade 5 scale, £33,567 - £38,533 inclusive.The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Alex Mold,

Applications should be made on-line via our website at  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. 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.


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