Research Fellow in Political Theory of Emergent Disease Outbreaks

£38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.

The Department of Global Health & Development in the Faculty of Public Health & Policy is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow responsible to work with two major projects: ALERRT (The African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training aims to reduce the health and socioeconomic impact of disease outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa ( ) and a new NIHR-ODA study that aims to provide anthropological insights into vaccine deployment during disease epidemics. The post holder is expected to implement the activities related to engagement with communities, professional stakeholders and policy makers and to provide theoretical and empirical insights to engagement pre, intra and post epidemics.  We are seeking to appoint a highly qualified individual to work alongside Dr Shelley Lees, the Co-Investigator on ALERRT and the Principal Investigator on the NIHR-ODA project.

The successful applicant will have a Masters level qualification in political theory and knowledge of social and political perspectives of humanitarian response to emergent disease epidemics. Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa is an advantage as most of the projects are being conducted there. Proven experience of conducting analysis and experience with qualitative data analysis software are also essential. The role holder will be expected to manage a portfolio of work associated with the projects as well as academic inputsThis post is full-time and fixed term until 31 August 2020. The salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 to £43,759 per annum (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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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-2018-14.


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