Research Fellow – Home Environment (GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub) 292 views

Applications are invited for early career researchers (Research Fellow) with interests and experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and child health. The post holder will support multiple research activities investigating the contribution of the home environment and domestic behaviours to stunting outcomes as part of the GCRF Action against Stunting Hub (). The GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub is a transdisciplinary, UKRI-funded initiative to understand and address the multifactorial determinants and consequences of child stunting with strong in-country partners in India, Indonesia, and Senegal. 

The post holder will provide primary support to hub workstreams investigating the links between domestic hygiene practices and stunting outcomes as well as provide additional support to workstreams related to nutrition, food environments, and child health outcomes.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant field; relevant experience in child development, nutrition, and/or behaviour change research in low- and middle-income countries; prior experience and/or training in environmental health and/or water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) research with demonstrated publications and peer-reviewed outputs; demonstrated experience and/or significant training in epidemiological methods and statistical analysis and appropriate statistical analysis and data management software (Stata or R); proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and proven ability to meet research deadlines; excellent written and verbal English-language communication skills, evidenced by prior publications and presentations at national international conferences. Further particulars are included in the job description.  

This full-time post, based in London, is available immediately and is fully funded for a period of 18 months with the potential for extension. The salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £40,011 – £45,437 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.

Applications should be made online via our website at .  The reference for this post is ITD-DCD-2019-17. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. 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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