Research Assistant in Neglected Tropical Diseases

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Synthesis, Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group has a vacancy for a Research Assistant.

Excellent research in tropical diseases is the hallmark of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), with a wide portfolio of research in diseases common in the tropics and sub-tropics. LSTM have contributed to developing the methods and application of evidence synthesis to tropical medicine and public health: we contributed to the development of Cochrane, set up the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, produce important reviews that have influenced global policies, and train and support many a large network of researchers carrying out systematic reviews.

We have an exciting opportunity to further develop the application of evidence synthesis in neglected tropical diseases. This exciting new opportunity has been developed to work with a global in priority Cochrane reviews in neglected tropical diseases. You will work with an experienced team in Liverpool within a global evidence Consortium.

You will require a Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, clinical tropical medicine or vector biology.  As you will be expected to participate in appraising information about acceptability of mass drug administration, it is also expected to demonstrate that you have clear evidence of critical insight into priority policy questions in International Health relevant to infectious diseases. You will need to have some experience in biomedical or social science research and have completed a substantive quantitative analysis, either a systematic review or an applied research project.

This job will not attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship.  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.  For further information, please visit:

We believe that this post will not be suitable for an individual on Tier 5 visa as this post is not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation.

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