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Research Fellow – CASCADE Collaboration

Institute for Global Health

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 11th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 - £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874599
  • Closes: 25th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Institute for Global Health at University College London is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow at 0.5FTE. The successful applicant(s) will join the CASCADE study team, funded by a number of pharmaceutical companies. The project aims to explore viral and host characteristics, understand the experience and needs, and measure clinical and patient-reported outcomes, among individuals in Europe with newly-acquired HIV.

Support the PI and Work Package Leader in development of data collection tools and securing in-country approvals;

Conduct data analyses of interview data alongside the Work Package Leader and research team, using NVIVO;

Communicate project progress and findings as they emerge, to international audiences through online videos, policy briefs, website, social media, etc.

Duration of the role is 3 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

As a Research Fellow, the postholder is required to have a PhD in medical sociology, medical anthropology, public health (with a substantial qualitative component), or a related disciplinary area. Experience working in HIV, setting up and conducting research within the NHS, and working with European partners would be advantageous.

They should have experience of conducting systematic qualitative literature reviews, facilitating focus group discussions, recruiting and interviewing participants, and analysis of qualitative data. Experience of conducting qualitative research using remote methods will be particularly welcome. They should be comfortable working independently, and have some experience managing research projects.

Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

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

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

Informal enquiries should be made to: Dr Shema Tariq (s.tariq @ucl.ac.uk)

For enquiries on the on-line recruitment system please contact an HR Administrator at IGH.HR@ucl.ac.uk.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

25 Feb 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

16 March 2021

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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