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
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.
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.
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