Research Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND

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Health Services Research & Policy
Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 04 May 2021
Reference:  PHP-HSRP-2021-03

We are seeking a Research Fellow to join the final year of the national evaluation of the Integrated Care and Support Pioneers Programme in England. Information about the programme of research, which employs a range of quantitative and qualitative methods, is available on the PIRU website:

The evaluation involves the collection of quantitative (e.g. survey and routine service use) and qualitative (e.g. interview) data in a range of settings.  The role-holder will contribute to the evaluation primarily by undertaking qualitative data coding, using Nvivo, and analysis, and may also be required to undertake some qualitative interviews. They will be expected to contribute to publications for peer-reviewed and prestigious journals, and to communicate findings to a range of audiences.  

Applicants must have a doctorate in social policy, health policy, health systems analysis or a related social science discipline. They should have experience of undertaking primary research in health and/or social care involving qualitative interviews and analysis of resultant qualitative data. Experience of setting up and maintaining NVivo databases and quantitative data entry (e.g. for subsequent analysis using SPSS or STATA) are required.  Excellent communication skills, including a proven ability to write effectively, along with an ability to collaborate effectively as part of a research team are essential to the post. Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The position is based in London within the Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit (PIRU), located in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

The appointment will be full-time and fixed term until 31st December 2021. The post is available immediately, with a preferred start as soon as possible and ideally before the end of July 2021. Salary will be on the School’s Research Fellow scale, grade 6, salary range £40,011- £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. 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 at Applications should also 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 post should be addressed to or . Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to .  Please quote reference PHP-HSRP-2021-03.

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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