The Department for International Public Health has an opportunity for a Research in Medecine Assistant to work on a project supported by UNITAID. The project has been designed to reduce the mother to child transmission of HIV by establishing whether a new strategy could be based on a potentially superior intervention.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and 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.
The Department for International Public Health has an opportunity for a Research in Medecine Assistant to work on a project supported by UNITAID (DOLPHIN2). The project has been designed to reduce the mother to child transmission of HIV by establishing whether a new strategy could be based on a potentially superior intervention (dolutegravir-based cART). The project combines a randomised controlled trial of DTG versus efavirenz -based regimens for women commencing ART in late pregnancy with operational studies to support implementation into country programmes. These include cost, and cost-effectiveness, equity of access to diagnosis and treatment, sustainability of the intervention as well as prescribing support (including potential for medication error).
To support this project, we are looking for an experienced Research in Medecine Assistant to oversee the qualitative components of DOLPHIN2. The successful candidate will design the overall qualitative study and provide capacity development to ensure delivery. To enable you to undertake this level of responsibility it is essential that you have proven research involvement in international projects, with particular reference to writing scientific documents such as reports, guidelines and peer reviewed papers.
This post will involve regular international travel to attend meetings and conduct research. It is therefore essential that you are flexible and can demonstrate an understanding of the challenges of conducting research programmes in mid and low income countries, such as Africa. You will have experience and a good understanding of health research principles and terminology, in particular in relation to HIV PMTCT.
You will be educated to at least Master Level in relevant subject. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to synthesise information and review literature and be able to write reports for a variety of audiences. This role will require the successful candidate to negotiate with confidence, tact and diplomacy across a diverse range of partners, organisations and cultures so we are looking for a candidate that can demonstrate excellent communication, team working, and organisation skills.
This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are enough suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas. For further information, please visit:
We believe that this post will not be suitable for an individual on a Tier 5 visa as this post is not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation.
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Closing Date: Friday 16 December 2016
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