Research Fellow

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases

We are seeking to appoint a post-doctoral scientist to contribute to a research programme funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, entitled “INDIE: P.falciparum infection dynamics and transmission to inform elimination” which includes field studies in a number of countries, including Burkina Faso and the Gambia, as well as laboratory and analytical work at LSHTM and at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate qualification (MSc and/or PhD, or equivalent) in biological/health sciences; research experience in epidemiology; a record of high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrable skills and experience of conducting population based research; evidence of a meticulous approach to conducting experiments in both field and laboratory and to recording of data, protocols, and daily activities; excellent time management, organisation, and communication skills, including written, spoken English, and presentation skills. Prior experience of epidemiological clinical research or overseas field research in malaria would be a considerable advantage. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This full-time post, based in London, is available immediately and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a period of 2 years initially, with the possibility of extension. The salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 to 43,759 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 online via our website at

The closing date is 7th January 2018 and the reference for this post is ITD-IID-07.

Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on 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.

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

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