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Research Assistant or Associate – Health Economics

School of Public Health

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 20th Aug 2021
  • Salary: £36,694 - £43,376
  • REF: MED02636
  • Closes: 20th September 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

We seek to recruit a Research Assistant or Associate in Health Economics to work on a project funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) as part of the evaluation team of the Geshiyaro project, which aims to break the transmission of soil transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosomiasis (SCH) in Southern Ethiopia.

The overall aim of the project is to develop a scalable and cost-effective model of interventions for the interruption of transmission of STH and SCH leading to the cessation of MDA for disease control in Ethiopia.

Duties and responsibilities

You will lead the cost benefit analyses in the Geshiyaro project, based on collected data on costs and benefits/impact of defined control interventions. The data collected consist of records of infection. (prevalence and intensity), treatment for individuals, costs of different interventions and background demographic data (village location, age and gender plus past treatment)

Specifically, the role will entail coordinating six major activities:

  • Defining what measurements should be made on costs and benefit/ impact.
  • Managing the Cloud based health economic data and access to it
  • Some capacity building in basic health economic analysis techniques in EPHI
  • Analysis and interpretation of collected information
  • Preparation of analyses for publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Reporting results to the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia and the funder CIFF

Essential requirements

Key qualifications for the post are a background in health economics, an interest in infectious disease epidemiology, and the ability to work for short periods in the field in Ethiopia (when travel regulations permit) developing good working relations with local staff and the treated communities.

A first degree in economics plus a Masters is required for appointment to the post of Research Assistant. A PhD in Health Economics is required for appointment to Research Associate.

Further information

This post is full time and fixed term until 30 June 2022 in the first instance and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 – £39,183 per annum.

Should you have any queries please contact Prof Sir Roy Anderson ( roy.anderson@imperial.ac.uk )

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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