Research Assistant

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Social and Environmental Health Research

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on a project examining the history of emotion in post-war British public health. This project is a component of Dr Alex Mold’s Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Investigator Award ‘Placing the Public in Public Health: Public Health in Britain, 1948-2010’, and the post-holder will join the exisiting project team. For more information about the project see The post is based in London at the Centre for History in Public Health in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The post-holder will be expected to undertake literature searches and research on primary documentary sources, all relating to the ways in which emotion figures in British post-war public health and its relationship with the public. In addition, the post-holder will be expected to play a full part in the work and collaborative activities of the Award team, present research findings to conferences, seminars and workshops and the media, and collaborate in writing up results for a range of outputs, which may include peer-reviewed journal articles and non-academic outputs. There will also be some teaching duties.

The post-holder will be required to have a Masters level qualification (or equivalent) in history or a related social science discipline, experience of conducting historical research, ideally in a health context, as well as proven ability to write up research findings for dissemination in a range of formats for different audiences, such as websites and reports. The post-holder will also have a proven ability to deliver research outputs to project deadlines, the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team and excellent written and spoken communication skills. 

This full-time position will be based in London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, commencing March 2017 until 30 June 2018. The appointment will be made on the School’s Research Assistant Academic Pathway Grade 5, £33,006 - £37,889 per annum inclusive. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line at our website at Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Applications should include the name and email contact details of two referees who can be contacted immediately if you are shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

Prospective candidates may contact Dr Alex Mold ( for informal enquiries.

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.

Applications should be made through this website.

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

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