Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Social Scientist

We are seeking to appoint Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Research Associate Social Scientist.  The candidate will help design and participate in complementary social science research to explore patterns of LLN use in a rural district in Burkina Faso where high levels of insecticide resistance are thought to be reducing the efficacy of LLINs. Ref 084

The post holder will play a key role in this exciting multidisciplinary project. The candidate will help design and participate in complementary social science research to explore patterns of LLN use in a rural district in Burkina Faso where high levels of insecticide resistance are thought to be reducing the efficacy of LLINs. The output from this work will be of critical importance for advising country programmes and donors on strategies to maintain vector control in the face of increasing insecticide resistance.

You will be a highly motivated individual, possessing MSc level or above in a health related social science discipline such as; Public Health, Community Health, Health Policy, Development Studies, Geography, Sociology or Anthropology. You will have experience of qualitative research in a low income country context and experience in conducting research using social sciences in international health. Experience of living and/or working in Africa would be a distinct advantage.

The ability to assist the social science lead in preparing the study design and ethics application for a study of LLIN use in Burkina Faso is essential so you must have proven communication skills and excellent academic writing skills. The candidate must be able to work productively as part of a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary team and you will be expected to show tenacity and tact when dealing directly with country partners, policy makers and funding agencies. 

A working knowledge of French and a willingness to spend several months each year working at our study site in Burkina Faso are essential for this role.

If you are interested in applying, please return your completed Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form together with a copy of your CV, stating vacancy reference number (084), via email to jobs@lstmed.ac.uk, or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA

Closing Date:  4 April 2016, 12.00pm UK Time 

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