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Research Fellow - Project Manager

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

Location: London
Salary: £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 23rd September 2021
Job Ref: EPH-IDE-2021-23-R

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) monitors attitudes towards vaccines through diverse data streams (traditional surveys, social media monitoring, etc) and aims to detect early warning signals of confidence losses in vaccines. As the world begins the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine, the VCP is actively engaged in data collection and is looking to increase its capacity to support national and international policymakers and stakeholders.

The principle responsibility of the post holder will be supporting communication within the VCP team.

The post holder will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Academic project management;
  • Liaise with technical partners;
  • Review media monitoring feed;
  • Contribute to planning and conducting of vaccine confidence surveys;
  • Interpret results from these studies;
  • Contribute to writing analysis of these studies for both academic publication and internal reporting;
  • Contribute to the Faculty’s teaching programme as appropriate and required.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in a relevant field and an understanding of the key values and principles underpinning public engagement. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time and fixed-term for 16 months with possibility of an extension depending on funding availability.

The salary will be on the Academic pathways Grade 6 in the range £40,011 to £45,437 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Applications should be made on-line via our website at 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 date.

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