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Research Assistant

UCL - Department of Health and Social Care

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £32,332 to £34,980
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 7th March 2024
Job Ref: B02-06516

About us

The new National Institute for Health and Care Research Policy Research Unit in Reproductive Health (PRU) is a £3 million research investment over 3 years with the core purpose of producing high quality research evidence to inform policy regarding reproductive health in England. The PRU is a multi-partner collaboration involving the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham, Warwick, LSHTM and Hywel Dda University Health Board. It has a focus on addressing health inequalities and working in a co-produced way with people the work impacts. The PRU is hosted at the UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health, whose mission is to bring together clinicians and researchers from a diverse range of disciplines to deliver excellence and innovation to make a real and sustainable difference to women's and babies’ health locally, nationally and worldwide.

About the role

The post holder will assist the PRU Co-Directors, project leads, and theme leads in supporting the conduct of policy-related research in reproductive health. They will work with support, and as part of a team, to develop and deliver research in line with the specified research programme and urgent requests from the Department of Health and Social Care. This role is an open-ended contract with an initial funding end date of 31 December 2026. This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a Skilled Worker Visa certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require the right to work in the UK. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Professional Services Staff. Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/conditions-service-researc! h-teachin g-and-professional-services-staff for more information.

About you

You must have an MSc (or equivalent) in a related topic and experience of qualitative and/or quantitative research in reproductive or women’s health. You should be able to work productively and collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams across organisations, have strong written and oral communication skills and a willingness to develop your research ability. A commitment to co-production and equality, diversity and inclusion is essential. You will be supported to develop a career and training plan and to take advantage of the UCL environment.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/rewards-and-benefits Please find a job description at the bottom of this page. For queries about the role, please contact Dr Jenny Hall at If you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online or any other queries, please contact: Christina Ahlfors;

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce, so applications from men to join a largely female research team are welcome. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people, see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/ IfWH holds an Athena SWAN Gold award, in recognition of our long-term commitment and 'beacon' status in advancing gender equality.

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