Research Assistant in HIV Ref: 9632

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: Part time hours up to a maximum of 21.9 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 12 months 
Reference: 9632
Salary: starting at £31,411 to £35,333 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 02 September 2022
Closing date: 04 October 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 13 October 2022
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

The HIV group of the Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research is looking for a highly motivated research assistant to work as part of a team conducting and analysing clinical studies of people living with HIV

The successful applicant will have:

  • An established record of qualitative research experience, preferably in both data collection and analysis;
  • Experience recruiting in clinical settings
  • Applicants must have an MSc or a higher degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, 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 Prof Jaime Vera Rojas ( Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the range of research activity undertaken from the HIV group and collaborators within BSMS.

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 9632 [PDF 121.47KB]

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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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