Research Assistant

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 22nd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £31,542 - £33,257 per annum
  • REF: 1874773
  • Closes: 08th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of this role is to support projects within the child and adolescent obesity workstream of the NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit through a variety of research activities and day-to-day provision of research support and coordination.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to undertake policy-focused research. We seek an early career researcher with research and analytic skills. The successful applicant will support projects within the child and adolescent obesity workstream of OPRU. The postholder will be responsible for day-to-day co-ordination of projects, and will carry out a a variety of research activities within OPRUs.

The researcher will:

Co-ordinate projects on a day-to-day basis, including provision of research support (e.g. ethics and data applications, setting up meetings, maintaining information systems)

Contribute to policy evaluation and reviews of relevant literature

Contribute to the design and administration of surveys and interviews

Contribute to the analysis of large datasets

Contribute to project outputs, including articles in peer reviewed journals

Contribute to communication, outputs and activities to maximise project impact.

This post is funded until 31 August 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The post holder will have excellent research and analytical skills and demonstrable organisational and multidisciplinary team-working abilities. An awareness of child public health issues specifically obesity, research and policy would be an advantage. An MSc or equivalent in a topic relevant to public health science is essential.

Further Details

A job description and full person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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If you are unable to apply online please contact ICH Human Resources at quoting the job reference 1874773.

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Closing Date

8 Mar 2021

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