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Company: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Department: Institute for Global Health and Development - NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility

Salary: Grade 4 - £19,485 - £23,164) (with possible progression up to £25,298)

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Clerical

Phone: +44-1330 6743377

Fax: +44-1307 2077209

E-mail: N\A


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1.0FTE (35.75 hours per week)Fixed Term Contract for two years

The Institute for Global Health and Development is a multi-disciplinary centre for postgraduate education and research addressing contemporary health and development challenges in low and middle income countries. Staff of the Institute currently hold research funding in excess of £6 million. We structure initiatives within research clusters that maximise synergies between the work of staff and secure world-leading profile and contribution. Currently, our clusters are focused on work on health systems, particularly in fragile and low-income settings, and studies on the themes of psychosocial well-being, protection and integration amongst refugees and other displaced populations.

With a major award from the National Institute for Health Research we are establishing a UK-centre for research on health in situations of fragility which draws on the core expertise of our clusters. Our research will seek to identify sources of resilience within formal health systems and local community processes to facilitate effective provision for health priorities - particularly mental health and non-communicable disease (NCDs) - in situations of fragility. Researchers at QMU, Edinburgh will work closely with our collaborative partners the Global Health Initiative, American University Beirut (AUB), Lebanon and the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), Freetown, Sierra Leone.

This is a key post, which will assist the Director and Unit Manager in the effective and efficient delivery of support for the Unit’s research and project-related activities, specifically in supporting the communication of the Unit’s work, supporting coordination and delivery amongst all partners and assisting with reporting to the Unit’s main funder.

Should you wish to apply for the vacancy please visit our vacancies page and complete an application online.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process or require any special assistance please contact Human Resources on 0131 474 0000 or email [email protected]

The closing date for this position is Tuesday 19th September 2017

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