Research Assistant in HIV and Social Science Ref: 5209

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Global Health and Infection
Hours: full time.Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 18 months
Reference: 5209
Salary: starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum
Placed on: 6 January 2021
Closing date:  3 February 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 

Job description

The Global Health and Infection Department of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School is looking for a highly motivated research assistant to provide high quality expertise into conducting qualitative methods and analysing qualitative data on patient experiences and perceptions of HIV.  

The successful applicant will have:

  • An established record of qualitative research experience, preferably in both data collection and analysis;
  • Experience of conducting literature synthesis is required, with knowledge of scoping and systematic reviews desirable;
  • Applicants must have an MSc or a higher degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. anthropology, sociology, global health, public health);
  • The ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills;
  • Experience in HIV research, advocacy, or support work is desirable.

Informal enquiries about the projects should be directed to Dr Giovanni Villa (  or Dr Caroline Ackley ( ).  Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the range of HIV research activity undertaken within BSMS and with the HIV context in Brighton more generally.

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How to apply

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