Research Assistant in Environmental Epidemiology (Maternity Cover)

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

We are seeking to appoint a research assistant to join the Department of Population Health at LSHTM to work on a new project to conduct spatio-temporal statistical analysis of pig health data and to assess patterns of disease in relation to current and future UK climate.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a large interdisciplinary team assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to future intensification, fluctuations in consumer demand, climate change, and risks associated with global production and international trade.

The post-holder will assess historical trends in pig health and disease data and conduct epidemiologic analysis that will characterise the effects of current weather patterns on pig health and apply these outputs to climate projections data in order to estimate future burdens associated with climate change.   
The candidate should have a background in epidemiology, public health or medical statistics, and should be experienced in conducting quantitative research and writing peer-reviewed publications. Experience in environmental health research would be an advantage. The post-holder will be supervised by Dr Phil Edwards and Dr Shakoor Hajat at LSHTM and will be expected to work closely with project partners at the University of Leeds, the University of Lincoln, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, and elsewhere. 
The appointment will be full time and is available for 12 months from November 2017 to cover maternity leave. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 5 scale in the range £33,567- £38,533 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 USS Pension Scheme is available. 
Applications should be made on-line via our website by clicking the 'apply' button below. 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 REF EPH-PH-46 
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 equal opportunities employer.

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