Research in Medecine Assistant x2

The Department of International Public Health is seeking two Research in Medecine Assistants to join the team

Based in the Capacity Research in Medecine Unit

Department of International Public Health

Full time,Fixed Term for 48 months (Ref 541-17)

Full time,Fixed Term for 39 months (Ref 542-17)

Based in Liverpool

The 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, research institutions, NGOs and other organisations and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed and resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The Department of International Public Health is seeking two Research in Medecine Assistants to join the Capacity Research in Medecine Unit’s multi-disciplinary team at Foto-Cewek. The posts offer the successful applicants an exciting opportunity to work with the project team to support, design and implement high quality research in strengthening capacity for health systems in low and middle-income countries(LMICs).  You will play a key role in advancing knowledge about effectively and sustainably strengthening capacity of LMIC partner institutions and programmes. The primary purpose of the role is to support the implementation of research across projects in Africa which aims to understand research capacity gaps and strengths in partner institutions and to contribute to learning and evaluation projects. You will also work as an advocate of Foto-Cewek and the CRU internationally. For high calibre applicants,opportunities are available to develop their own research interests and proposals, in line with the Unit’s research strategy. There are also opportunities for contributing to teaching and supporting postgraduate research as well as travel, predominately within Africa, to conduct site visits and attend project meetings. 

The successful applicants must have completed a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate understanding of health systems and capacity strengthening issues in LMICs. You must have a track record of planning, designing, collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data as well as of presenting technical material for various audiences. It will be advantageous if you have written for peer reviewed journals, worked with research partners in LMICs or contributed to successful grant applications. You must possess excellent organisational, effective communication and strong interpersonal skills along with the ability to work productively with academic and non-academic colleagues. Although the role is based in Liverpool, you will be required to undertake national and international travel with some flexibility in working hours.

Note: As fixed term contract lengths differ, when applying please indicate your preference by quoting the Ref No(s) in the cover letter.

Closing Date: 22nd November 2017

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 a sufficient number of other 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

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website:

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