Haywards Heath, West Sussex The City of Brighton and Hove West Sussex

£30,000 - £43,000 per year dependent on experience

Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoid... Read more

Job Description

Title: Research Officer / Associate dependent on experience

Location: Haywards Heath, UK

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract

Salary: £30,000 to £43,000 dependent on experience

Sightsavers require a Research Officer or Research Associate (dependant on experience) to provide technical support to Sightsavers’ quantitative research studies, particularly in the areas of statistical analysis, data management and study design. Our current research portfolio includes studies in Africa and Asia addressing questions relevant to our programmes in the areas of health and inclusion. We conduct studies using a variety of designs and methodologies and engage a variety of statistical approaches to analyse our datasets.

As Research Officer or Research Associate, you will work collaboratively and proactively alongside epidemiologists, health economists and health systems researchers to support the design, collection, analysis and use of statistical data within the organisation. Liaising with programme, advocacy and policy colleagues, you will contribute to promoting understanding and use of statistical data throughout the organisation.

As a highly motivated and experienced research and statistics professional, you will contribute to the development of funding applications as well as promoting Sightsavers’ research studies through leading and contributing to publications, targeted blogs and research seminars.

Within your experience of advanced statistical analytical techniques, you will have developed survey tools and managed large datasets and ideally will have contributed to scientific outputs such as peer-reviewed publications. This research experience will ideally be supported by a Postgraduate Degree (or similar) in medical statistics, statistics, epidemiology, or related field with a strong statistical component.


French or Portuguese language skills are desirable but not essential. Willingness to travel for up to 10 weeks a year in sometime difficult locations is essential.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and finding out more please read the complete Job Description for further details.

Interviews: w/c 19th August