|£43,947 to £49,908 per annum, inclusive.
|7th December 2023
|10th January 2024
Closing Date: Wednesday 10 January 2024
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic researcher to join the MANDALA consortium, a multi-disciplinary team working on the delivery of a five year research programme that aims to generate evidence on urban food system transformation, informing the achievement of a healthier, more sustainable, more equitable and economically viable food system. The post represents an excellent development opportunity, working in a supportive, internationally renowned centre for population health intervention research, together with an interdisciplinary team from seven universities.
The post-holder will have specific responsibility for the collection and analysis of web-scraped and secondary data on food retailing and consumer behaviour and maintenance of a PostgreSQL database of study data (including linkage to survey data), hosted in Amazon Web Services. Depending on skills you may be asked to oversee the development of an open-source dashboard of food systems data and to support quantitative analyses in the wider consortium.
An interest in population health, sustainable food systems, policy and evaluation is desirable but not essential. The research focuses on the City of Birmingham, and so the post holder may be required to travel to Birmingham and elsewhere in the UK to undertake fieldwork and participate in research and other meetings.
The postholder will require a postgraduate degree in a relevant topic as well as experience in the linkage and analysis of spatially referenced data and large-scale database management. Further particulars are included in the job description.
The post is fixed term until 21st March 2026 and is full-time. The post is funded by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and is available immediately. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 scale in the range £43,947 - £49,908 per annum pro rata (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.
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