New post available – Research Assistant Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on a project examining the intellectual and policy history of the ‘health systems’ concept.  This project is a component of Dr Martin Gorsky’s Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Investigator Award ‘Health Systems in History: Ideas, comparisons, policies’, and the post-holder will work under Dr Gorsky’s direction.  The post is based in London at the Centre for History in Public Health in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The post-holder will be expected to undertake literature searches, research on primary documentary sources and some oral history work, all relating to the development of health systems as an idea and as an object of policy. In addition, s/he will be expected to: play a full part in the work and collaborative activities of the Award team; present research findings to conferences, seminars and workshops and the media; and collaborate in writing up results for a range of outputs, which may include peer-reviewed journal articles and non-academic outputs. There will also be some teaching duties.  S/he will be required to have a Masters level qualification (or equivalent) in history or a related social science discipline, experience of conducting historical research, ideally in a health context, as well as proven ability to write up research findings for dissemination in a range of formats for different audiences, such as websites and reports. The post-holder will also have a proven ability to deliver research outputs to project deadlines, the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The appointment will be full time, commencing October 2015 until March 2019.  Salary will be on the Research Assistant Scale, £32,324 – £37,106 (inclusive of London Weighting) (as at 01.08.14).  Appointment will be subject to LSHTM terms and conditions, including membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, an annual leave allowance of 30 days pro rata plus 6 fixed ‘Director’s Days’ and season ticket loan.

 For informal enquiries please contact Dr Martin Gorsky,

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