Research Assistant (WASH)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London, , GB

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. 

The International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) was launched in June, 2010. The aim is to establish LSHTM as an international centre with expertise and competence in disability research and teaching in the context of public health and development.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work, with the International Centre for Evidence on Disability, on a project to assess Assistive Technology (AT) needs in low and middle-income countries. This project is part of a multi-partner initiative called AT2030, funded by DFID and led by the Global Disability Innovation Hub. The AT2030 programme focuses on Life Changing Assistive Technology (such as wheelchairs, prosthetics, hearing aids, glasses and digital assistance) for all. Its aim is to reach over 3 million people (in particular, people with disabilities), testing new approaches and backing ‘what works’ to get assistive technology (AT) to those who need it. Within AT2030, this specific project is developing survey methodology to assess the population level AT needs related to functional domains of vision, hearing, mobility, cognition, communication and self-care.  

The post-holder will assist with methodology development and conducting population-based AT need surveys in 1-2 countries. This will include contributing to the development of quantitative data collection tools, supporting the organization and management of surveys and assisting with data management, analysis and reporting writing.

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in Public Health, Global Health, or related degree. Have experience of working in Public Health, epidemiology, or related field with experience of undertaking quality research in health/disability. Have evidence of good organizational skills, including effective time management. Have a proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team. Demonstrate evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with a proficiency in Microsoft computer packages and experience in developing questionnaires/data collection tools to support quantitative data collection. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded until 30 April 2021. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 5 scale £34,854- £40,011 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected]. Please quote reference ITD-CRD-2020-11.

The supporting statement section 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 selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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