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Research Fellow (Media Monitoring Analysis Research)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Location: London
Salary: £39,304 to £44,634 per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th October 2018
Closes: 15th November 2018
Job Ref: EPH-IDE-2018-51

The Vaccine Confidence Project are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow. The primary purpose of The Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) is to support public confidence in immunization programs by building an information surveillance system for early monitoring and detection to better understand and address public concerns around vaccines; applying a diagnostic tool to data collected to determine the risk level of public concerns in terms of their potential to disrupt vaccine programs; and, finally, by detecting public concerns early, to provide analysis and guidance for early response and engagement with the public to ensure sustained confidence in vaccines and immunization.

The principle responsibility of the post holder will be media monitoring and analytics for our global maternal vaccination study. The aim of this study is to explore experiences and views towards vaccinating in pregnancy and participating in maternal vaccine trials among pregnant and recently pregnant women globally. We plan to collect multiple complementary types of data: coverage and socioeconomic data, digital news and social media data, vaccine and attitudinal survey and qualitative data (in-depth interviews and focus groups).

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (public health, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, epidemiology), as well as experience in conducting qualitative research, including qualitative data analysis.The post holder will have the ability to work both independently, taking initiative to progress on pieces of work, and as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team. A demonstrable understanding of vaccine hesitancy is essential.  Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time, based in London and is funded until 30 July 2020. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway scale, Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304 - £44,634, 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, 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 The reference for this post is EPH-IDE-2018-51. Applications should 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

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.

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