Research Assistant in Gender, Migration and Health Systems (Berlin) 357 views

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. In 2018,
the School established a small Berlin office in collaboration with the Centre
Global Health at the Charite Medical School.

are seeking a Research Assistant based at LSHTM’s Berlin office where the
project PI is based. The post entails periods of extensive field work in South
Africa and close collaboration with colleagues at the Africa Centre for
Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of Witwatersrand, and the
University of Cape Town. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in
ground-breaking research on gender, migration and health systems and would suit
someone seeking to establish themselves as a researcher in this field, with a
strong interest in health policy and systems work.

post-holder will have a key role in coordinating the research grant focused on
gender, migration and health systems in South Africa. This involves activities
throughout the project cycle including conducting data collection/ analysis,
drafting research publications and presenting findings, and participating in
the research process and the life of LSHTM Berlin and wider community on migration
and health linked to the ACMS. The post-holder will deal with logistics
including convening the advisory board, ethics applications, developing/maintaining
a project website and coordinating the monthly project call.

appointee must have a postgraduate degree in a relevant field, experience in qualitative
research and analysis in migration and gender and experience of field work in
low and middle income countries. They must have excellent interpersonal and
organisational skills, including the ability to communicate effectively. Interest
in health policy and systems research is desirable. Further particulars are
included in the job description.

post is funded until June 2021, with potential for extension pending funding
confirmation, and is subject to LSHTM terms and conditions. The salary is on the
Academic Scale, Grade 5 £34,238 – £39,304 per annum (inclusive of London
weighting). No relocation allowance will be paid. Annual leave entitlement is
30 working days per year. In addition, there are discretionary “Director’s
Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

should be made at
and include the names of 2 referees. Applications are accepted until 10pm on
the closing date. Queries regarding the process may be addressed to

supporting statement 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 process and failure to provide this information means the
application will not be considered. Answers such as “Please see attached
CV” are considered unacceptable.

note, if shortlisted but unable to attend the interview it may not be possible
to offer alternative dates.

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