Research Fellow (maternity cover) (PHP-GHD-2021-25)

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Applicants are invited for a Research Fellow position within the NIHR funded Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Vaccines and Immunisation and the EU Horizon 2020 funded RIVER-EU (Reducing Inequalities in Vaccine uptake in the European Region - Engaging Underserved communities) project.

The NIHR HPRU in Vaccines and Immunisation is a partnership between the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and LSHTM, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, it provides publicly funded, independent research on the English vaccination programme and supports national policy making.

The post holder will work within theme 3 of the HPRU in Vaccines and Immunisation (Immunisation delivery systems and public interactions with vaccines) which examines how immunisation systems work, and evaluates public responses to vaccination programmes and evidence gathered supports the UKHSA to improve uptake, reduce inequalities and increase programme efficiency. The post holder will be involved in the design, conduct, write up and dissemination of qualitative and mixed-methods projects within theme 3.

RIVER-EU focuses on improving human papillomavirus and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination rates in underserved communities in Europe. The post holder will have a small role supporting a qualitative study to explore attitudes, intentions, and behaviours towards the MMR vaccine amongst Bangladeshi communities in London.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in in public health, sociology, anthropology, social psychology or another relevant discipline. Relevant experience in conducting health research in the UK and NHS context and a good knowledge of the UK vaccination programme is essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 13th February 2023, and is available from 14th February 2022.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 6 in the range £40,611-£46,119 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 Please quote reference PHP-GHD-2021-25.

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.

Closing Date: 02 Dec 2021
Category: Academic

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