Research Assistant in HIV and Social Science Ref: 8617

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: part time or full time hours considered up to 36.5 hours per week.Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: fixed term until 30 September 2022 
Reference: 8617
Salary: starting at £30,497 to £34,304 per annum, pro rata if part time 
Placed on: 13 May 2022
Closing date: 23 May 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University of Sussex or the University of Brighton

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.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8617 [PDF 105.91KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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