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Research Associate - Public and Child Health Consultancy - Central London / West End

£25000 - £35000 per annum

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 This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/74493550
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