Research Fellow (Quantitative)
About The George Institute
We are a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities aiming to challenge the status quo in health care. With 700+ people around the world, and projects in over 40 countries, our Strategy 2025 is all about impact – specifically, the impact of The George Institute’s activities on the health of millions of people, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances around the world.
Context and Role
The Research Fellow is expected to be passionately committed to health equity and systems strengthening, with experience handing large survey datasets as well as programme data. The position requires strong team-based skills working across multiple sites, while also requiring motivation and an ability to work autonomously with quick turnaround times on deliverables. The appointee may be based in Delhi or Kerala but should be willing and able to undertake extensive local travel. The appointment is for a period of 12 months with the possibility of an extension.
The Program Manager will have a direct reporting line to the Program Head- Health Systems & Equity of the George Institute for Global Health, India.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
They will need to support the component of inequality magnitude assessment for this study, including support for primary survey data collection (including training and oversight of data collection agency), quality control, data management and cleaning, preliminary data analysis. They will also data sourcing, extraction, cleaning and preparation for inequality analyses, the conduct and reporting of these analyses and coordination with other Research Fellows and Assistants for further refinement of analyses. In addition, s/he will support the design and refinement of a data visualisation tool to report this data (led by another Research Fellow). Organising workshops, meetings and events related to this project, particularly the component related to magnitudes of inequalities, shall be in the purview of the Research Fellow. Further, s/he will assist with any additional activities relevant to the project, as delegated by the Program Head.
As a Team Member:
- Be responsible for the overall management of the assigned studies.
- Liaise with the internal and external investigators, collaborators.
- Liaise with various teams internally (data management, statistics, administration etc.)
- Participate in team meetings and activities relating to assigned studies and own work area.
- Participate in special projects to improve processes, tools, systems and organization.
- Take responsibility for personal learning and development and for setting achievable and meaningful work objectives and managing personal targets, meeting obligations of the Institute’s Performance Management and Development Policy.
- Demonstrate commitment to GI’s values, including performing to an exceptionally high ethical standard and focus on integrity, collaboration and teamwork in all efforts.
Work, Health and Safety
- Comply with GI’s Work Health and Safety Policy and related procedures, and similar policies which apply when visiting the premises of affiliates and collaborating sites.
- Promote and contribute to a safe, secure environment for staff and visitors.
- Ensure direct reports understand and comply with safe work practice and procedures
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Appropriate doctoral qualification in statistics, economics, public Health, social epidemiology or a related subject in one of the discliplines of public health
- Experience working with large survey datasets as well as programme data related to health systems, primary health care, and health financing
- Experience and skills in decomposition analysis, inequality analysis, use of summary measures of inequality
- Experience with series-cross sectional study design and DID type analyses
- Experience working closely with state government, with a preference for the southern states of India, especially Kerala
- Passion for and demonstrated experience in the field of public health
- Experience working in multidisciplinary teams, managing relationships with external partners and engaging senior stakeholders, including those in government
- Experience writing for publication in peer- reviewed journals would be an advantage, as would experience in developing funding applications
- Availability and willingness to undertake extensive local travel in Delhi and Kerala
- Native fluency in both written and spoken Malayalam is a must
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently and in multiple teams
- Ability to see the big picture, yet still focus on detail
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments.
- Strong focus on quality of work
Reporting To: Program Head – Health Systems & Equity
Location: Kerala, India
How to apply:
Interested candidates should send their resume along with cover letter, full contact details, current and expected CTC and duration of notice period. Clearly mentioning the job title Research Fellow (Quantitative) in the subject line to email@example.com by the 31-Dec-2021
Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So, we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.
Everyone is encouraged to apply, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and mature-aged adults.
Type of career: Jobs
Application close date: 31/12/2021