Research in Medecine Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Research in Medecine Assistant to join the COUNTDOWN team in the department of International Public Health.

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Based in our department of International Public Health you will work with supervisors and partners to support operational social science research to deliver the research aims of the COUNTDOWN programme. COUNTDOWN brings together an innovative and multidisciplinary team of high profile Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) researchers, key NTD policymakers and practitioners and specialists in implementation research (IR) and research uptake from across the world. COUNTDOWN will contribute to reducing the morbidity, mortality and poverty associated with NTDs through increasing knowledge and evidence for cost effective scale-up and sustainable control and elimination of NTDs as a public health problem in line with WHO 2020 NTD Roadmap.

As Research in Medecine Assistant you will support existing members of the team to complete data analysis and support output development of fieldwork already conducted in all 4 COUNTDOWN country settings.  With an understanding of the perceptions and experiences of mass drug administration in different contexts, you will explore the experiences of community-based distributors and the enablers and barriers faced in their work. Preparing and facilitating workshops in a range of countries and conducting training in qualitative software and analysis processes will also be a key part of your role.

A Masters in a health or health-related social science discipline including a research skills component is essential along with a good knowledge of Neglected Tropical Diseases.  You should be experienced in conducting research and analysis in the social sciences and have applied qualitative research skills relevant to public health.  To be successful in this role you must be computer literate, have excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with a meticulous attention to detail.

Overseas travel will be required.

Closing Date: Tuesday 6th November 2018

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