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Research Associate - Public and Child Health Consultancy - London

£25k - £35k pa

Terms: Salary £25k with uncapped 10% commission on all successful bids CPD fees (i.e. PhD/specialist courses) subject to performance Company phone, pension & laptop 6 months fixed term contract. Extendable. Flexible working hours - Primarily home based. Office in Russell Square, WC1N 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). A honorary RA contract with the academic department will be organised. Secondary Role: Administrative assistance to company founder. Includes a property development and lettings company. Requirements: Qualifications - MSc degree in Public Health or equivalent subject (Essential) - PhD in Public Health or equivalent (Desirable) Experience: - 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 - Publishing academic papers and/or presenting at national/international conferences - Research grant and/or bid writing - Bookkeeping including receipt handling & VAT returns. Main Duties & Key Responsibilities: 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; £458,415) o Research to support an inquiry into young people's future health prospects (Health Foundation; £176,886) o Evaluation a Tier 2 obesity intervention for a Yorkshire local authority (£50,000) 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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