Research Assistant

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - London International Development Centre

Interview Date: Wednesday 09 November 2016

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is seeking a Research Assistant to be part of a Secretariat team supporting the Global Panel, which comprises a small group of influential independent experts who have a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security. The Panel is co-chaired by Prof Sir John Beddington, former UK Chief Scientific Adviser, and H.E. John Kufuor, former President of Ghana. It is hosted by the London International Development Centre (LIDC).

The Research Assistant will be responsible for collating, analysing and helping to synthesise research related to the links among agriculture, nutrition and health. He or she will have experience conducting research on issues relevant to the Global Panel’s work, and will have prepared publications or policy briefs and reports that effectively synthesise evidence for a scientific and/or policy audience in an international development context. Peer-reviewed review-style papers may form part of this role, although they will not be the primary output.

The post is funded until 31 December 2016. The salary will be on the Professional Support Pathway Grade 5 scale in the range £33,006 to £37,889 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 along with an interest free season ticket loan. Sports and social facilities are available.

Candidates must be available for an immediate start. Any queries can be directed to Christina Spencer, Global Panel Project Manager, on 020 3073 8325. 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 ST06.

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an eqsual opportunities employer.

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