Research Fellow in Agriculture and Environmental Modelling

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Agriculture & Environmental Modelling, who will contribute to two projects funded by the Wellcome Trust: FUture Diets And Health (FUDAH) and Sustainable Food Systems in India (SAHDI), both led by Professor Alan Dangour. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team at LSHTM working on environment, agriculture, trade, nutrition and health.  

The work will be varied and require subject expertise in at least one of the following areas: environmental change, agriculture, trade economics and mathematical modelling.  The postholder will contribute to the development of an analytical framework linking environment, agriculture, trade, nutrition and health; construct databases to test scenarios in case-study countries; and conduct modelling and uncertainty analyses.  

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related discipline/subject, experience of systems analysis and/or mathematical modelling and proven expertise in working with large and complex datasets and matching data sources. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post is available full-time commencing as soon as possible for 12 months, with a possibility of extension depending on funding. The salary will be on the LSHTM Academic Support Pathway Grade 6 scale, in the range £38,533 to £40,380 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 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 EPH-PH-45. 

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.

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

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