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Department of Global Health & Development

Salary: £34,238 to £39,304 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Friday 19 July 2019
Reference: PHP-GHD-2019-12

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. In 2018, the School established a small Berlin office in collaboration with the Centre Global Health at the Charite Medical School. 

We are seeking a Research Assistant based at LSHTM’s Berlin office where the project PI is based. The post entails periods of extensive field work in South Africa and close collaboration with colleagues at the Africa Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of Witwatersrand, and the University of Cape Town. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in ground-breaking research on gender, migration and health systems and would suit someone seeking to establish themselves as a researcher in this field, with a strong interest in health policy and systems work.

The post-holder will have a key role in coordinating the research grant focused on gender, migration and health systems in South Africa. This involves activities throughout the project cycle including conducting data collection/ analysis, drafting research publications and presenting findings, and participating in the research process and the life of LSHTM Berlin and wider community on migration and health linked to the ACMS. The post-holder will deal with logistics including convening the advisory board, ethics applications, developing/maintaining a project website and coordinating the monthly project call. 

The appointee must have a postgraduate degree in a relevant field, experience in qualitative research and analysis in migration and gender and experience of field work in low and middle income countries. They must have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, including the ability to communicate effectively. Interest in health policy and systems research is desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This post is funded until June 2021, with potential for extension pending funding confirmation, and is subject to LSHTM terms and conditions. The salary is on the Academic Scale, Grade 5 £34,238 – £39,304 per annum (inclusive of London weighting). No relocation allowance will be paid. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition, there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made at and include the names of 2 referees. Applications are accepted until 10pm on the closing date. Queries regarding the process may be addressed to

The supporting statement 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 process and failure to provide this information means the application will not be considered. Answers such as “Please see attached CV” are considered unacceptable. 

Please note, if shortlisted but unable to attend the interview it may not be possible to offer alternative dates. 

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