Evidence into policy

Research Fellow in Knowledge Uptake and Management

By 15 January 2016

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are currently looking for a Research Fellow in Knowledge Uptake and Management to work with the Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA). The project aims to accelerate the development of a robust and coherent scientific evidence base which will underpin effective and cost-effective investments in agriculture-food systems for improved nutrition and health. To achieve this three inter-locking and synergistic project work streams have been put in place, of which the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy is one.

The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing.

The ANH Academy four main objectives:

  1. Share innovative research in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health;
  2. Stimulate the development and harmonisation of new research;
  3. Help strengthen the capacity of the research community to undertake inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research;
  4. Facilitate the uptake of robust evidence in policies and programming in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health

The ANH Academy is managed by a Research Fellow in Knowledge Uptake and Management, who is responsible for coordinating and managing the ANH Academy and programme-wide research uptake. The post holder portfolio of activities is expected to be demand driven as the ANH Academy evolves. The position will be based in the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH).

This post is a part time appointment (0.8 FTE), for 9 months from March 2016 to December 2016. The appointment will be made on a pro rata basis on LSHTM’s Academic Grade 6 scale (£37,477).

Applications should be made on-line via the LSHTM website http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/. The reference for this post is SK08. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Interviews are expected to be held on the 2 February 2016.