Research Assistant


Academic Development and Services
LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Full time
Fixed Term
29 months

4 February 2019 17:00

£34,326.00 - £42,155.00

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global and also an interdisciplinary challenge. This research project takes a one health approach to the challenge of AMR in India to simultaneously engage and act in health, animal  agriculture and environmental settings. The DOSA project (Diagnostics for One Health and User Driven Solutions for AMR) takes an integrated approach to combine expertise including those from diagnostics innovation, adoption and validation with service design and design research methodologies and practices to address the AMR challenge.

We are seeking an outstanding, enthusiastic and ambitious research assistant:

  • To work collaboratively with the DOSA project team to guide and undertake design ethnographic work in India on current diagnostics practices and user behaviours behind antibiotic consumption in three antimicrobial resistant (AMR) environments.
  • To work with an inter-disciplinary team in the delivery of fieldwork methods and practices to the PG Indian research team.
  • To undertake a relevant literature review in relation to research into AMR in diagnostics pathways particularly in low to middle economies in healthcare, agriculture and aquaculture settings.
  • To visualise three diagnostic pathways for the use of antibiotics in three settings: 1) urinary tract infections in healthcare, 2) mastitis in cows, and 3) aquaculture.      
  • To create visual templates and prompts for fieldwork, data gathering and workshop activities with the Indian researchers.
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of co-design workshop activities with Indian Stakeholders around the three diagnostic pathways.
  • To contribute to the analysis of the challenges, strength and added value of deploying particular design and participatory approaches in AMR contexts in low to middle economic contexts.
  • To contribute to the synthesis of the qualitative research data especially around the implementation of co-designed prompts / touch-points.
  • To support the communication of the project through social media and a research blog.
London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in design and media education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our course provision reflects the breadth of expertise housed within the most diverse creative agency including: journalism, advertising, PR and publishing; photography; film, television and sound; communications and media; graphic communication; spatial communication; design cultures; and interactive and visual communication.

You will have relevant experience of service design, design ethnography, co-design and prototyping. In addition you will an interest social design in lower-to-middle income countries. You will be expected to be confident in Adobe Creative Suite Software and to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email or telephone: 020 7514 2965

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This opportunity is closed to applications.