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Research Fellow in Health Services Research

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Faculty of Public Health & Policy

Salary:   £38,533 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:   Wednesday 13 December 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  PHP-HSRP-28

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 3,900 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Fellow to join Simon Cohn (LSHTM) and Erica Borgstrom (Open University) on an ESRC funded study that will look at end of life care. The project is committed to applying social theory in order to interrogate how people make sense of the different forms of care involved, and in particular how people and systems distinguish between acts of doing, not doing, and cases of medical neglect.

A core part of the work will be to conduct, largely independently, an ethnographic study within a local London hospital – shadowing palliative care staff, attending meetings, observing routine practice, and talking to patients and their relatives. In addition, the postholder will assist in organising and running a series of workshops, which are intended to draw on preliminary findings in order to revise them further, and instigate practical outputs for non-academic audiences.

The successful candidate will be expected to have submitted their PhD and to have a strong academic record in a relevant social science subject, such as medical anthropology or sociology. Experience of qualitative research in a hospital setting is desirable, as is experience of presenting research findings. For more information, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Simon Cohn (simon.cohn@lshtm.ac.uk).

The post is full-time and based in London for 30 months. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Grade 6 at £38,533 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 ‘Director’s Days’. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

As this role involves research in a hospital (NHS) environment, the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (or equivalent) in order to comply with NHS recruitment standards.

Applications should be made online via our website. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference PHP-HRSP-28.

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. For further details please click here

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