Research Officer

Swansea University - Swansea University Medical School

Research Assistant Grade 7: pro rata to £28,143-£31,656 plus additional London weighting.

Research Officer Grade 8: pro rata to £32,600-£37,768 plus additional London weighting.

The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the agreed scale.The salary will be on either the Grade 7 or 8 salary scale for Research Staff depending on the Academic Research profile which best matches your experience and achievements. 

This is a full-time, fixed-term position from as soon as possible to 12.04.17. The position will be based in London and will involve some travel within the London area, for which travel expenses will be paid. The London weighting will be an additional £4,000 per annum.

Main Purpose of the Post

PHED data is a two-year mixed-methods observational study, to establish the potential for routinely linking data from acute trusts and ambulance services, to support improvements to patient care within ambulance services and across the healthcare economy. It is led by the London Ambulance Service, and funded by the Health Foundation. Other collaborators on the study are Swansea University, the Nuffield Trust, and Kingston St George’s University of London.

PHED data is working with six acute trusts across London, and has six work packages: WP1 examines the technical aspects and feasibility of the linkage process; WP2-5 each analyse the data to develop one themed indicator set, and use qualitative approaches to examine the perceived relevance and viability of the datasets; and WP6 examines how the indicator sets might be used to influence commissioning decisions and service improvements.

We are looking to appoint a research officer to support qualitative aspects of the study. This will entail gathering data from clinicians, managers and commissioners about their perspectives on the value, risk and potential of linking data from the ambulance service and acute trusts.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Alison Porter: Tel:07855102883 / e-mail

This post will close at midnight 28 October 2016.

Applicants will find full job details together with the online application link:

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

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