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Research Assistant (0.7 FTE)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Clinical Research

Location: London
Salary: £33,567 to £38,533 per annum, inclusive.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th August 2018
Closes: 26th August 2018
Job Ref: ITD-CRD-2018-22

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. 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. 

The International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) was launched in June, 2010. The aim is to establish LSHTM as an international centre with expertise and competence in disability research and teaching in the context of public health and development. The Centre is looking to employ a Research Assistant to help with its work in Brazil on ‘Inclusion of Disabled People in Health System in Brazil’.

The successful candidate will have a Post-graduate qualification in qualitative methodologies (e.g. anthropology or policy analysis), health systems or disability; experience collecting qualitative data in low and middle income countries, using different approaches; experience of conducting semi-structured interviews and/or other types of qualitative data collection; experience of analysing semi-structured interviews and/or other types of qualitative data; experience in presenting findings, writing of reports and/or peer review publications; excellent written and communication skills; the ability to work independently and collaboratively; be fluent in Portuguese and willing to provide some translation from Portuguese to English (e.g. in meetings, of some transcripts) for UK researchers. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This part-time post (24.5 hours per week, 0.7 FTE) is available from 1st September 2019 and is funded by the MRC until March 2021.

The salary will be on the Academic pathways Grade scale in the range £33,567 - £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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Applications should be made on-line via our 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 Please quote reference REF ITD-CRD-2018-22

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet eachof 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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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