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Research Assistant (India)

Department of Population Health

Salary:  £38,282 to £43,947 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 01 December 2023
Reference:  EPH-DPH-2023-31

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in Global Mental Health joining a team working at the interface between epidemiology, intervention development and testing, and intervention science in low resource settings. The post will be based in the Centre for Global Mental Health, which is part of the Department of Population Health. 

While this position is for a Research Assistant at LSHTM, the post-holder will be based in India and responsible to Associate Professor Nadkarni. This is a great opportunity for those seeking to pursue doctoral research on complex behavioural interventions development and testing in low resource settings.

The post-holder will have a relevant first degree in the field of Global Mental Health and relevant experience in developing and testing complex interventions for mental health and related conditions, preferably in India. Experience of providing administrative/ management support to multi-partner and international programmes in essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed-term for 36 months. The post is funded by the NIHR Professorship grant and available from 01 December 2023.  

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 5 in the range £38,282 - £43,947 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in Goa, India.

Applications should be made on-line via our jobs website. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference EPH-DPH-2023-31.

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. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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