Research Fellow in Environment and Health 109 views

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

The Nutrition Group in the Department of Population Health wishes to appoint a Research Fellow in Environment & Health based in London to model and quantify the effects on population health of strategies to reduce nitrogen pollution in South Asia. 

This new post will be part of the South Asia Nitrogen Hub (SANH) – a very large, collaborative and multi-disciplinary research hub led by Professor Mark Sutton at the in Edinburgh. The overall goal of the SANH is to develop an approach that links the many human impacts of alteration of the nitrogen cycle on the environment, health, food security and climate resilience. The LSHTM team led by Professor Alan Dangour and Dr Rosie Green will contribute analysis of the health impacts of various nitrogen-related exposures, including air pollution, water pollution and diets, as well as providing expertise to help develop future nitrogen scenarios for South Asia. 

Applications are invited from those with a doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health or environmental science, who have significant experience of creating, managing and analysing large datasets. It is essential that successful applicants will have strong experience in undertaking literature reviews and critically appraising evidence. Experience in interdisciplinary research will be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The post is full-time and fixed term for four years and is available from 1st October 2019. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway at Grade 6 in the range £39,304-£40,104 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 . 

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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