Research Assistant

University of Sussex University of Sussex Business School – Department of Management

Location:Falmer
Salary:£30,046 to £33,797 per annum
Hours:Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:22nd October 2019
Closes:11th November 2019
Job Ref:2579

Hours: Full time or part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Contract: Fixed-term for two months from date of appointment 

Closing Date: 11 November 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview Date: 21 November 2019

Expected Start Date: 1 February 2019

University of Sussex are seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to join Dr Dimitra Petrakaki and Dr Petros Chamakiotis in a research project funded by BA/Leverhulme Small Grant Scheme on ‘Exploring the role of digital health platforms in improving clinical work and healthcare delivery in developing countries: The case of MedicineAfrica’. The project team will work together with MedicineAfrica, a digital platform delivering online education in post-conflict states with poorly resourced healthcare education and systems (primarily in Africa and the Middle East). 

The post is fixed-term on a full-time basis for a period of two months, February and March 2020. It involves qualitative data collection (i.e. interviews, observations) in Somaliland and analysis of primary/secondary data, as needed. The PDRA is expected to have experience with qualitative methods in social science. Familiarity with global health, digital health, sociology of health and illness is desirable. The PDRA will be expected to travel to Somaliland for 2-3 weeks in February/March following initial briefing and training.