Research Fellow (Lancet Commission) 0.75FTE

£38,533 to £43,759 per annum, pro rata.


We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to support a new Lancet Commission on a synergistic approach to universal health coverage, health security, and health promotion. The Research Fellow will be involved in research for this Commission, in the coordination of the work of the Commission and in writing the report. The post will be based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s headquarters in London.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in public health, a doctoral degree (or close to obtaining a doctoral degree) on a topic closely related to the new Lancet Commission, and extensive experience in facilitating high-level global health negotiations. The post holder will have experience working as a social scientist with time based in sub-saharan African and evidence of having worked effectively both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team. Experience of leading major co-authoring work is expected. 

This post is part-time 0.75 FTE and fixed term until 28 February 2020. The salary will be on the Academic pathways Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533  to £43,759 per annum 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-2018-13.

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 the interview date will be Friday 24 August 2018. If you are shortlisted and are unable to attend the interview date in person or via skype, we are unable to offer you an alternative date



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