Job Title: Research Assistant
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Research Fellow
The Role: The injury division in India conducts research on unintentional injury. The division works in the domain of road traffic injury, burns, drowning, fractures, trauma rehabilitation and snakebite in India. Snakebite is a neglected tropical disease, which disproportionately affects the poor, rural and indigenous communities in India. The World Health Assembly passed a resolution in May 2018 to address the burden of snakebite. The George Institute for Global health India is conducting a study to understand policies and systems response to address the burden of snakebite and identify gaps in their implementation to develop health systems strengthening interventions in India. The Research Assistant will primarily work on snakebite, but is expected to participate in other projects of the institute.
Key Role and Responsibilities
- Contribute to policy mapping and stakeholder exercises under supervision
- Contribute to development of study protocols and tools for qualitative studies under supervision
- Data Collection and analyses for qualitative studies
- Preparation of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Governance submissions
- Conduct research under limited supervision
- Synthesizing literature and contributing to systematic reviews with guidance
- Contribute towards building future projects and grant applications
- Effectively produce and maintain project data. Conduct qualitative data analysis and prepare data for publications and reporting under guidance.
- Regularly update study tracking tools and systems
- Adhere to all study protocols and participate in protocol training sessions as required.
- Adhere to safety policies and study SOPs, as outlined by The George Institute.
- Adhere to the workplace policies and procedures of individual hospital study sites, as required.
- Attend study team meetings and appropriately represent The George Institute and the study at all times while located at clinical sites.
- Other tasks as required by the investigative team.
Skills and Experience:
- Post-graduate degree in public health/community medicine/ international public health/ global health/ health policy/ health systems/ public policy / social science or related disciplines *
- Work experience of 1-2 years *
- Well versed with qualitative research methods with a strong focus on methodological rigour
- Well-developed written and oral communication skills in English
- Competent in the use of the Microsoft Office
- Experience working in multidisciplinary teams, managing relationships with external partners and engaging stakeholders, including those in government
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well flexibly, i.e. independently and engaging with research teams
- Availability and willingness to travel for work
- Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Familiarity with evidence synthesis
- Competency in the use of qualitative software packages
- Experience in policy analyses , stakeholder mapping
- Publication in peer- reviewed journals/ developing funding applications
*Formal educational qualification and experience could be relaxed when there is published work or whenever there is work experience of specific relevance
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 November 2018, clearly mentioning the job title ' Research Assistant (Snakebite project) in the subject line.