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We're recruiting for a new Health Informatics research assistant to join our team at the University of Oxford:

Research Assistant - Health Information Systems in Global Health

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a. 

We are looking for a Research Assistant to help develop new areas of work within a multi-disciplinary team in Oxford that undertakes collaborative projects with the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya. The Research Assistant will understand the need for and basic design of patient registries that support our understanding of health services utilisation and outcomes. They should also be familiar with human, technological and healthcare system barriers to the adoption of information systems that provide accurate and reliable data.

As the Research Assistant a primary task will be to provide technical support to help improve the quality of patient data available from hospitals in Kenya (and potentially other settings) by working with Kenyan collaborators on the design and testing of data collection tools, the examination of data quality and the generation of health care service use and outcome reports. You will be educated to MSc Level in human computer interaction, interaction design, information systems management, health informatics, or global/public health with a strong background in information or computer sciences. You will understand the construction and use of health service or quality of care indicators spanning patient level demographic, process and outcome measures and ideally an understanding of global efforts to monitor quality and outcomes of health care delivery. It would be desirable to have prior work experience related to health information systems in low-middle income countries and understanding of DHIS2 1 may be a particular advantage.

This position is available on a full-time basis and is fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 28 March 2018 will be considered.

Contact: Shabana Akthar (01865 612946)

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