Opportunities for interim, contract and temporary positions

Research Assistant, Innovation, Health & Science

We wish to recruit two exceptional candidates at the Research Assistant level. The role will be based at our Cambridge (UK) office.  Fluency in English is essential and proficiency in one or more other languages would be an asset.

Innovation, Health & Science (IHS) team members have backgrounds in science, innovation and technology policy, public health, health services research, health economics, psychology, systems design and other natural and social science disciplines. We are looking for applicants with a postgraduate degree (Master or PhD) or equivalent experience in one of these areas. For one of the two positions, we are particular seeking applicants with a background in health economics.

Please note this is an entry-level 2-year fixed term position.

Innovation, Health & Science (IHS) team members have backgrounds in science, innovation and technology policy, public health, health services research, health economics, psychology, systems design and other natural and social science disciplines. We are looking for applicants with a postgraduate degree (Master or PhD) or equivalent experience in one of these areas. For one of the two positions, we are particular seeking applicants with a background in health economics.

Please note this is an entry-level 2-year fixed term position.

You will be required to:

  • Support project teams in research by:
     
    • conducting literature reviews
    • conducting, supporting and transcribing interviews
    • undertaking analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
    • preparing presentations and research briefs
    • coordinating meetings and events, including taking minutes
    • Analyse calls for tender to identify proposal requirements, with supervision
    • Support the collation of administrative documents for proposals
    • Draft sections of reports under supervision
    • Proofread and check documents
    • Make corporate contributions through supporting RAND processes such as quality assurance and research ethics
    • Provide occasional corporate support with administrative tasks
    • Communicate with clients with supervision

You will have:

  • Basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and their application
  • Basic report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Intermediate Excel, Powerpoint and Word

How to apply:

Please submit an application via RAND Europe’s online careers portal comprising a CV, covering letter and a short writing sample in English (up to 3 pages, aimed at a non-technical audience), which will all need to be submitted as one document.

The deadline for applications is February 16th 2020.

RAND Europe has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK.  Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to RAND verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.