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Research Assistant (Senegal)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Global Health & Development

Location: London
Salary: £38,282 to £43,947 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting), Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 6th March 2024
Job Ref: PHP-GHD-2024-04

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 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. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a quantitative social scientist/health economist to join the Department of Global Health and Development at the LSHTM.  

The postholder will be working on two related projects FINDAC and FINTRACK.  FINDAC aims to assess levels and trends in aid for reproductive, maternal newborn and child health (RMNCH) and health financing equity and efficiency at country level. The FINTRACK project aims to assess whether and how COVID-19 has affected progress in health financing for universal health coverage (UHC) in five African countries: Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal and Sierra Leone.  

The candidate must have: a relevant first degree and masters in a relevant subject; relevant experience in health financing policy and research in Sub-Saharan Africa and relevant analytical skills in health economics/econometrics. Expertise using excel pivot tables and Stata/R or other software for data analysis is also needed.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31st October 2025. The post is funded by the grants from ESRC and UNICEF and is available immediately.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathways salary scale Grade 5 in the range £38,282 - £43,947 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in Senagal. 

Applications should be made by clicking the 'Apply' button above. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk

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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