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The Institute for Global Health brings people together to work towards improved global health for all, offering opportunities for growth and development in this diverse field. Our staff bring a range of experience to help students grasp the realities of global health work at community, national and international levels. We collaborate with many partners throughout the world - governments, NGOs, universities and international organisations.

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Current Vacancies

Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Social Networks and Health, - Ref:1885865

Grade: 6-7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 6B £32,217 - £33,958 per annum or Grade 7 £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
Closing Date: 17 August 2022

We are now seeking to appoint a Research Assistant/Fellow to lead quantitative data analysis on social networks and health based on the Sixhumene social network cohort study, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. This work will be in collaboration with the study PI, Dr Guy Harling who is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Global Health (IGH) at UCL and a faculty member at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in South Africa. The study is located in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and focuses on reducing risk of HIV transmission by identifying the key community members who influence the behaviour of their peers and family members.
The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is an independent, transdisciplinary scientific research institute based across two campuses in the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in South Africa. AHRI’s research combines population, basic, social, and medical sciences to understand and intervene in the health and well-being of South African communities.
The project will require extended travel to AHRI, and there may be potential to be based either in London or in South Africa.
The post is available immediately for 24 months in the first instance.

Policy Analyst, - Ref:1886112

Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
Closing Date: 17 August 2022

The post holder will work with the Lancet Countdown Policy Manager to contribute to the engagement with technical officers across key stakeholder organizations and with policy officers within our partner universities to maximize the impact of the Lancet Collaboration’s research.
The ideal candidate will hold an Undergraduate degree in political sciences, international relations, public health, sustainable development or a related subject or equivalent experience. They will have knowledge of policy engagement techniques and approaches and technical expertise in policy issues relating to climate change, sustainable development, or public health. Experience in engaging with national or global policy processes either internally as a political aide or externally from an academic institution, think tank or NGO, and also experience of designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a policy outreach and stakeholder engagement plan.
The post is available immediately until July 2023 in the first instance.

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Research Nurse in Tuberculosis and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (multiple posts), - Ref:1885100 

Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time (Job share considered)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
Closing Date: 17 August 2022

The Institute for Global Health (IGH) oversees a number of clinical studies on tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. These are supported from multiple sources, including support from the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN). At IGH these are focused on the application of infectious disease epidemiology to address important public health issues in collaboration with experts across a wide variety of disciplines. 
We are now seeking experienced Research Nurses to support IGH studies in these research areas. Current clinical studies include the RID-TB programme (Research to Improve the Detection and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection) and the TB-PKD study.
Postholders will be working alongside other Research Nurses at IGH and existing NHS services to recruit participants from secondary care and primary care settings including non-NHS sites in the community to clinical studies, assessing eligibility for enrolment against inclusion criteria, taking participant consent, administering questionnaires and blood tests, and ideally carrying out skin tuberculin skin tests (Mantoux) training will be provided).
* We have multiple posts available on both a full-time and part-time basis, please specify your preference within your application. Full-time/1FTE = 36.5 hours per week. 

Senior Programme Manager, - Ref:1885868

Grade: 8
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £45,610 to £53,757 per annum
Closing Date: 21 August 2022

We are now seeking to appoint a Senior Programme Manager to support a research project group led by Professor Shabbar Jaffar. The groups research is funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research and the European Union and focuses on evaluating different ways of preventing and managing HIV, diabetes and hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa.
The postholder will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the management of the research programme including developing and monitoring key performance indicators, reporting to funders and overseeing the operational and financial management of research grants, supporting new grant applications and liaising with partners in sub-Saharan Africa, the UK and Europe.
The post will require ability and willingness to travel the low-and-middle-income countries (approx. 4-5 days per year).
The post is available from 1st August 2022 for 12 months in the first instance.