Research Associate

Up to £25000 per annum
14 Apr 2019
12 May 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary £25k with bonus dependent on company returns
CPD fees (i.e. PhD/specialist courses) subject to performance
Company phone, pension, laptop, credit & Oyster card.
6 months fixed term contract. Extendable.
Flexible/home working allowed. Office in Russell Square, WC1N
Part time considered.

Regular travelling globally expected (e.g. 2-3 month stay on average) at partner organisations in India and Indonesia based on project requirements

Primary Role:
Provide specialist assistance to a startup public health consultancy alongside (a) an international health policy think-tank and (b) academic departments in a university - (i) child health policy and (ii) health informatics (i.e. "big data"). An honorary research associate contract with the academic department will be organised.

Secondary Role:
Administrative assistance to company founder. Includes a property development and lettings company.


Bachelors degree in Public Health or equivalent subject (Essential)
MSc degree in Public Health or equivalent subject (Desirable)


Main Duties & Key Responsibilities:
Carrying out high quality academic literature reviews and in conducting key informant interviews
Statistical analyses including use of packages such as STATA and/or R (Desirable)
Publishing academic papers and/or presenting at national/international conferences
Research grant and/or bid writing
Bookkeeping including receipt handling & VAT returns.

Primary Role

Assist in completing projects, publishing papers and presenting at conferences. Portfolio include:
o Effectiveness of antibiotics in children using electronic health records
o Longitudinal analysis of >50,000 intensive care admissions in Singapore
o Global mapping of security for health and humanitarian organisations in conflict zones
o Developing an integrated health, education and environment intervention to improve feeding practices in India
To undertake and assist on preparing grant applications and bids. Recent examples include:
o Randomised controlled trial to improve infant feeding practices in East London (NIHR PHR Programme; £713,554)
o CHIP study: One Health citizen science approach to reduce the infection burden in under 5s in Indian urban slums (MRC; £1,198,819)
Secondary Role

To carry out a range of administrative tasks that may include; budget management, income/expenditure monitoring, travel arrangements, CV updates, receipts/expenses handling and quarterly/annual VAT and company tax returns under supervision.

To manage electronic (eg. Dropbox, Receipt Bank, Kashflow, EndNote) and paper based filing systems under supervision (eg. Kashflow/Xero with input from company accountants)

To assist in lettings management including room and property listings, obtaining quotes, appointing and monitoring contractors for property repairs and refurbishments and handling queries from prospective and ongoing tenants

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