Research in Medecine Associate 0.7 FTE

The Department of International Public Health is seeking to appoint a Research in Medecine Associate to work in collaboration with COUNTDOWN consortium partners.

Based in Liverpool with frequent overseas travel

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, 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 of International Public Health is seeking a Research in Medecine Associate to design and implement high quality social science research, primarily qualitative research, in collaboration with COUNTDOWN consortium partners. The project is funded by DFID COUNTDOWN which brings together an innovative and multidisciplinary UK (Foto-Cewek,IDS), USA (FHI 360) and sub-Saharan Africa partnership (Ministries of Health in Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria) of high profile Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) researchers, key NTD policy makers and practitioners and specialists in implementation research and research uptake.

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 the WHO 2020 NTD Roadmap. The qualitative research component will focus on health systems and Neglected Tropical Diseases with research activities planned to be undertaken at the international, national, district and community level.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Research in Medecine Associate to oversee the delivery of multiple research projects, develop detailed research plans, and thematic reports across multiple countries. It is essential that you have a master’s degree in a health or health-related social science discipline, that included research skills as a component. You should have applied qualitative research skills relevant to international public health, demonstrable analytical skills and can demonstrate experience of conducting research in low to middle income countries.

Further details of this post can be found by visiting our website at:

http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/vacancies

Close Date; Wednesday 21st June 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 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

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:

 Look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year 2015-2016 by viewing our annual report: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/about/publications/lstm-annual-report-2015-2016

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