Research Assistant Wanted at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) - AJIRA PLUS+

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Research Assistant Wanted at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases

Salary:   £33,006 to £37,889 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Wednesday 24 May 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  ITD-DCD-26
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant with experience supervising the development and implementation of rigorous studies in low and middle-income country (LMIC) settings in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene, with a particular focus on behavioural science and implementation issues.

The successful applicant will have a MSc in public health, international development, or related, considerable experience of working in WASH and public health in low-income settings, excellent computational skills using statistical packages such as Stata, SPSS, excellent skills in writing study results and findings in reports and papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals, excellent command of written and spoken Swahili, eligibility and willingness to work in Tanzania. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This part-time post (0.6 FTE), based in Tanzania, is funded by the Department for International Development for a period of 12 months initially. The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway Grade 5 scale in the range £33,006 to £37,889 (inclusive of London Weighting).

The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this, there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at The reference for this post is ITD-DCD-26.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.