Job opportunity: Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis for Planetary Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The LSHTM is immediatly seeking a Research Assistant to join the Pathfinder Initiative (funded by Wellcome and the Oak Foundation) located in London.


Salary: £34,854 to £40,011 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting)

Closing Date: Monday 13 September 2021

Reference: EPH-DPH-2021-20

Employment Period: available immediately until 31 July 2022 (full time)


Background Information:

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. The 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 relevant project aims to synthesise and communicate evidence on positive health impacts of carbon reduction actions across sectors (including energy, transport, buildings, industry, land use and human settlements).  


Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • synthesise evidence on this topic to show which actions may have the largest impacts on health
  • collect examples of how these actions have been implemented in practice using case studies.
  • organising events, communicating findings and working with project partners



  • The candidate is expected to hold a postgraduate degree in epidemiology, public health or another field related to planetary health.
  • The candidate has relevant experience of conducting evidence mapping and synthesis through systematic literature reviews or similar.
  • Prior experience with a range of software packages involved in evidence synthesis and analysis would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.


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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made online via the LSHTM 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 application process may be addressed to or to Dr Rosemary Green at

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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