Research Assistant: Assistant Trial Coordinator

London (GB)
£33,567 to £38,533 per annum, inclusive
27 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Assistant: Assistant Trial Coordinator
Department of Disease Control
Salary:   £33,567 to £38,533 per annum, inclusive. 
Closing Date:    Tuesday 20 March 2018
Reference:   ITD-DCD-2018-08

We are seeking a research assistant who is interested in Neglected Tropical Diseases, enjoys working on the implementation and evaluation of interventions and who has some experience of coordinating research and large scale public health interventions in developing countries. The post-holder will be joining a multidisciplinary team working on a large, multi-country research project. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the DeWorm3 Project, a five-year, multi-country trial to determine the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) and to develop cost-effective strategies for scaling up STH elimination programmes. DeWorm3 is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and hosted at The Natural History Museum (NHM). Trial partners include the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the University of Washington (UW), in addition to implementing institutions in Benin, India, and Malawi
As a key member of the Trial Conduct and Coordination Support Unit of the DeWorm3 Project, based at LSHTM, the successful candidate will work with the PI to support all three study sites in both trial implementation and evaluation activities. As part of the central DeWorm3 Teamtehpost-holder will also be working with others at UW and the NHM to ensure rigorous adherence to the trial protocol, including timely, comprehensive drug administration; planning, implementation and follow-up of surveys for accurate data collection using mobile data collection systems. 

The successful candidate will have a Master’s-level qualification in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or a related discipline, plus experience with the management and quality assurance of large, complex datasets; proficiency working in Stata and should have a working knowledge of mobile data collection systems; experience with geographic information systems would also be an advantage. The successful applicant should be passionate about Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) elimination, well-organised, and comfortable working in multicultural settings. Proficiency in French would be beneficial.

Due to the multi-country nature of the project, the successful applicant for this role may, at times, be required to work hours that span the work day in several locations. International travel (up to 10%) may also be required as part of the role. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The position is based in the London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group (LASER) in the Disease Control Department at LSHTM. LASER and the department offer excellent research facilities and a friendly and stimulating working environment. 

The appointment is funded by the Natural History Museum until 30th June 2019, in the first instance. The post is on the School’s Academic Grade 5 scale with salary in the range £33,567-38,533 per annum. 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 include a CV and the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to, quoting the job reference ITD-DCD-2018-08.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the 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. Answers to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are unable to attend the interview we may be unable to offer an alternative date.

Further details:   Job Description

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