Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

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Current opportunities to join the Usher Institute.

A summary of current Usher Institute vacancies is provided below. Applications usually close at 5pm on the noted date.

Please note that all Usher Institute vacancies are advertised on the vacancies section of the University of Edinburgh Jobs website, where it is possible to set up personalised email notifications for future vacancies of interest.


Closing Date: 30-Aug-2017

A full-time administrator is required to provide high-level administrative support to Professor Aziz Sheikh and his PA to ensure the smooth running of the office including: maintaining project files, dealing with enquiries, organising travel arrangements for meetings, diary management, processing expenses and invoices, contributing to website updates. You will be an experienced administrator with excellent IT, communication and organisational skills who can demonstrate initiative and a positive approach to tasks and enjoys challenges and working in a busy environment.

This post is full-time (35 hours) and available from 1st October 2017 for 6 months.

Line manager: Professor Aziz Sheikh

Salary: UE04  £18,940 to £21,220

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Research Assistant

Closing Date: 04-Sep-2017

Based in the Centre for Global Health Research at the Usher Institute, this post offers an exciting opportunity to conduct systematic reviews of literature, draft briefs on findings from these reviews, support in the preparation and submission of academic publications, and contribute to the general activities of the Global Health Governance Programme within the Centre as directed by the PI, Professor Devi Sridhar.

We are seeking a dynamic individual with experience of conducting research including reviewing literature and writing. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, including experience of conducting reviews of the literature and summarising this in written form, be enthusiastic with a proactive approach to work and a knowledge of, and interest in, global health issues.

Applicants must have a strong first degree with relevant research experience in a social science subject (e.g. dissertation research)

The post is 10 hours per week and available from October 2017 for 10 months initially.

Line manager: Professor Devi Sridhar

Salary: UE06 £26,829 to £31,076 PRO RATA for 10 hours each week

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