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We are seeking a Research Assistant to join a multi-disciplinary research team evaluating the Integrated Care and Support Pioneers Programme in England. Information about the programme of research, which employs a range of quantitative and qualitative methods, is available on the PIRU website: 

The role-holder will contribute to the work of the evaluation by supporting the administration of the research, undertaking literature searches and assisting with qualitative data collection, maintaining participant recruitment databases, and assisting with quantitative data entry. The Research Assistant will be expected to contribute to publications for peer-reviewed journals, and to communicate findings to a range of audiences.  

Applicants must have a post-graduate degree in public health, health policy, health systems analysis or a related social science discipline. They should have some experience of undertaking research, including evidence of ability to undertake qualitative interviews and data entry, ideally in a health and/or social care setting. Ability to assist in maintaining quantitative databases is required. Excellent communication skills, including an ability to assist in writing reports and papers, along with an ability to collaborate effectively as part of a research team are essential to the post. Further particulars are included in the job description. 

The position is within the Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit (PIRU), located in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy, at the London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine in London. 

The appointment will be full-time and fixed term until 30 June 2021. Salary will be on the School’s Research Assistant scale, grade 5, salary range £34,854 – £40,011 per annum inclusive and will be subject to LSHTM terms and conditions, including membership of the USS Pension Scheme, an annual leave allowance of 30 days pro rata plus discretionary ‘Director’s Days’ and optional season ticket loan.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at, where the full Job Description and Person Specification can be found. The reference for this post is PHP-HSRP-2020-12.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Applicants should also include a CV with a list of publications (if applicable), and the names and email details of two referees who may be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the post should be addressed to or

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