Research Assistant

University of Oxford

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the new Pandemic Preparedness Analytical Capacity and funding Tracking Programme (Pandemic PACT) team, within the Policy & Practice Research Group at the Pandemic Sciences Institute, University of Oxford.

You will be a key member of an established research group and will have the opportunity to support work across Pandemic PACT. In this role, you will manage your own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by senior colleagues, and you will contribute to wider project planning, including ideas for new research projects. You will be responsible for the design of research materials and make arrangements for data collection, and you will gather, analyse, and present qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources. Additionally, you will represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, with other members of the group.

It is essential that you hold a degree in medicine, public health, epidemiology, infectious diseases or biomedicine, or a related subject, together with some relevant experience. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. It is essential you have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published, present data at conferences, and represent the research group at meetings. In addition, you will have experience of following and adapting research methodologies, and experience of qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 6 months and is funded by EDCTP.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 11 December 2023 will be considered. Please quote 169832 on all correspondence.

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