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LAMMA 2019

LAMMA 2019

Medicine and Public Health Researcher

£36,865 per annum + benefits

London, United Kingdom

The House of Commons Library research service provides politically impartial briefing to MPs of all parties and their staff, through a confidential enquiry service, the publication of Briefing Papers and other online information. The Science and Environment Section provides briefing on environment policy, water, waste, agriculture, fisheries, countryside, medicine and public health, energy policy, telecoms, science and IT and technology.

We are currently recruiting for a Medicine and Public Health Researcher. The team is seeing an increase in the volume of medicine and public health-related work and the Medicine and Public Health Researcher will work alongside a Senior Researcher in these areas. MPs deal with a wide range of medical issues in their role – from specific issues raised in constituency work to legislating on issues such as organ donation. The post holder will cover topics including: medicine regulation, medical ethical issues, drugs regulation and public health issues (such as obesity and tobacco). Note issues around health service provision and organisation are covered by other Library teams.

The Person

  • A good knowledge and understanding of medical and/or public health issues and an interest in current affairs and UK public policy, including the work of Parliament and Government.
  • An ability to collate complex, technical material, relevant to a policy area and to analyse, interpret, and present it clearly while using a wide range of information sources and research tools (including electronic/internet-based ones) and an ability to assess their value using sound judgement.
  • An ability to produce clear, accurate oral and written briefings which are appropriate to the needs of the enquirer, whether specialist or non-specialist including the ability to communicate clearly with people at all levels; including Members of Parliament and their staff, presenting relevant and well-reasoned arguments with strict political impartiality and authority.

Benefits

Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata

Civil Service Pension scheme

Interest-free season ticket loan

Child care voucher scheme

Discounted membership of the in-house gym

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form



HOUSE OF COMMONS 3
SectorOther
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID70032

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