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Research Fellow/Research Assistant in Adolescent Health

University College London - Institute for Global Health- Centre for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents London

Location: London
Salary: Grade 6B £30,922-£32,607/Grade 7 - £35,328 to £42,701 per annum (Inclusive of London Allowance)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th May 2019
Closes: 10th June 2019
Job Ref: 1806231
 

The Institute for Global Health (IGH) is looking to appoint a Research Fellow /Research Assistant in Adolescent Health to assist Dr Audrey Prost and colleagues based in the civil society organisation Ekjut (Eastern India), in the timely completion of the impact and process evaluations of an intervention with community and youth teams, to improve adolescent health among boys and girls aged 10-19 in Jharkhand, East India. The post-holder will disseminate results through publications and presentations, and liaise with the funder (CIFF) on progress in these activities. The post will provide the opportunity to: •Work with Ekjut, an Indian civil society organisation who have led intervention research on the community mobilisation to improve maternal, child and adolescent health for over a decade.•Be part of IGH's thriving research Centre for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents.•Develop or strengthen skills in survey design, data management and quantitative and qualitative data analysis.  •Develop at least one first author publication with support from an established team, and participate in at least two other publications. •The post holder will be based at the Institute's site on Guildford Street, London WC1N 1EH (within the Institute for Child Health). The post includes travel to India. The post is available immediately through to 30 August 2020, in the first instance.

The candidate will have a PhD in Public Health or Epidemiology, with a focus on the area of maternal, child and adolescent health, or equivalent, substantial and relevant experience. Experience of working with one or more civil society partners in India. Experience in the analysis of data from clustered randomised controlled trial. Experience of writing peer-reviewed publications. A good working knowledge of Stata. Excellent communication skills both oral and written are essential with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively across multiple locations and within multidisciplinary teams. A willingness to travel to India is also essential. The post holder may be either between 0-3 months of submitting their *PhD at the time of starting the job, have a PhD submitted or been awarded a PhD. *Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD, if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922-£32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of the final submission of the PhD thesis.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. Informal enquiries about the post should be made to: Dr Audrey Prost by email to  Audrey.Prost@lshtm.ac.uk Applicants should apply online via the UCL jobs pages ahead of the closing date shown on the ad. If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact pam.clarke@ucl.ac.uk IGH is a family-friendly Institute and flexibility with respect to working pattern arrangements can be negotiated.

Closing Date: 10/6/2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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