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Research Assistant - QMUL21576

Department: Institute of Population Health Sciences
Salary: £31,613 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21576
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 28-Feb-2020
Closing date: 28-Mar-2020

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Applications are invited for the role of Research Assistant in the newly established Institute of Population Health Sciences. IPHS is a world class, multidisciplinary grouping of academics. Its focus is on population health sciences, spanning public and global health, health services research, health policy, genomics and data science, behavioural and social sciences. IPHS delivers evidence to implement health system change for population benefit. 

The Institute comprises four centres: Centre for Primary Care and Mental Health, Centre for Clinical Trials and Methodology, Centre for Global Public Health and Centre for Women’s Health.  

The post will be based within the Centre for Global Public Health which has established successful postgraduate and undergraduate teaching programmes in global health. We wish to appoint an excellent Research Assistant to support the Health Engagement to Avoid interpersonal violent injury in young Londoners (HEAL) project.

We seek a Research Assistant with experience in research management, working with young people and in engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including academics, clinical staff, local government officers, NGOs and young people.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is passionate about public health and youth violence.  The post requires competence in a wide range of tasks and the ability to respond to project requirements as needed. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record of taking initiative to manage, identify and respond to the inevitable complexities of research.    This role presents an opportunity to contribute to the ‘public health response’ on violent knife injury and an exciting opportunity to develop skills in research and project management.

The post is available full time or part time (0.6 FTE minimum) to 31 March 2021 with an expected start date of April 2020.  The salary is £31,613 (pro rata) inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Heather McMullen at

Details about the institute can be found at

The closing date for applications is 28 March 2020.   Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers.  We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support.  As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.


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