Research Fellow (Media Monitoring of COVID-19)

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 21 May 2020
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Job Description

Salary: £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Thursday 04 June 2020
Reference: EPH-IDE-2020-26

The post holder’s work will be based in LSHTM – Keppel Street

The post holder will be responsible for providing research, communications leadership and administrative support to Dr. Heidi Larson.

The post is funded until 31 March 2021 with a possible extension. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 scale in the 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, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

The principle responsibility of the post holder will be media monitoring and analytics for the Global COVID-19 study.


The post holder will be expected to have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in relevant fields. Experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research, including qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Research experience in media monitoring and analysis and Social Network Analysis. Demonstrable experience in the analysis of Fake News and Disinformation narratives on social networks. Experience of working in a higher education, health or science environment. Some understanding of vaccine hesitancy. Ability to work both independently, taking initiative to progress on pieces of work, and as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team. Further particulars are included in the Job description

Application Instructions

Applications should be made on-line via our website 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

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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