18. January 2023

We are looking for Research Assistant (Student Job or Internship)


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Research Assistant (Student Job or Internship)

We are looking for a Berlin or Potsdam-based student research assistant to join our team at Health Focus GmbH in Potsdam, initially for a period of 4 months, with the possibility of contract extension.

In this role, you will support ongoing projects in sub-Saharan Africa, such as impact assessments of HIV-prevention measures and an evaluation of gender-based violence interventions, which have qualitative and quantitative research components.

Under the guidance of the study team, you will:

· Perform literature searches and synthesise information
· Contribute to the cleaning of data
· Contribute to analyses of study data
· Contribute to the interpretation and write-up of study results
· Support the team in administrative duties related to the project
· Support other ongoing projects as needed

Your profile:
· You are a postgraduate student in International Health, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Social Sciences or another relevant field
· You enjoy analytical challenges and have an affinity to numbers and data
· You have undertaken relevant training in epidemiological/ statistical analysis techniques, including descriptive and multivariable analyses; and/or qualitative analysis techniques such as textual coding and thematic analyses
· You are familiar with analysis software, e.g., Stata or SPSS; NVIVO or Dedoose
· You have ideally already gained some practical experience in the handling of large quantitative datasets and/or analysis of qualitative research data
· You work pragmatically and independently, are goal-oriented and enjoy problem solving
· You are a team player, clear communicator and you have excellent interpersonal and inter-cultural skills
· English (level C1) and French (level B2.1), German is considered a bonus

We offer:
· First-hand experience of working on large studies and evaluations pertaining to important global health issues
· A friendly, dynamic, and supportive working environment based in the historic part of Potsdam
· An insight into the daily work of a busy consultancy firm that operates in the international development sector

About us:

Health Focus is an independent consultancy firm, and it is our mission to contribute to social innovation with a focus on strong health systems and population health in the Global South. Health Focus delivers high-quality research, evaluation, change management and capacity building projects looking out for innovative solutions to public health and social challenges.

Start Date: ASAP

Applications: If this position sparks your interest, please send your application, including a brief motivational statement, your CV, university certificates and proof of current student status, as one pdf document to info@health-focus.de. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.