Research Associate

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - International Public Health

Closing date: 30 October 2017, 23:45

The Department of International Public Health have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to work as part of the Capacity Research Unit (CRU).

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments and other organisations and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Leading on the implementation of the CRU’s role in the Royal Society-Department for International Development’s Africa Capacity Building Initiative, the design and implementation of high quality research in capacity strengthening in low and middle income countries is key to this role.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in international development and experience of working with partners in low and middle income countries. With a focus on designing and implementing qualitative research with consortium partners, it is essential that you have experience of planning and designing qualitative and mixed methods research projects. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to develop data collection methods to capture qualitative and quantitative data.

The role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to gain valuable experience in research leadership through contribution to the mission of the Unit in an environment where research careers can be built through the development of research proposals and publications.

Educated to a postgraduate degree level in a health or health related discipline, you will have sound understanding of capacity strengthening and health systems programmes and have demonstrable experience of managing research projects. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to enable you to develop working relationships with people at all levels over a wide range of disciplines and cultures.

The ability to meet strict deadlines is essential to the role so you will need to have first-rate time management and organisational skills to deliver against a demanding work load.

Although this post is based in Liverpool, occasional overseas travel will be required.

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