Graduate Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Associate/ Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - Medical School

Salary £26,052 - £36,001 subject to knowledge, skills and experience.

Hours Full time or part time

Fixed term until December 2018.

The College wishes to recruit two researchers at the level of Graduate Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow (depending upon experience) to support the work of Dr Chris Morris. These post are funded by the charity Cerebra and available from January 2017 until December 2018 in the first instance. The successful applicant will become an integral member of the Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit (PenCRU), supporting our programme of childhood disability health services research.

The posts involve working closely in partnership with families of disabled children to develop ideas for research, and understanding the issues and decisions families experience. Tasks include responding to issues raised by families, framing research questions, rapid reviewing and critical appraisal of evidence, and writing plain language summaries. Where appropriate, ideas will be developed as research protocols for submission to funding agencies. The post involves coordinating or assisting with active research projects, including primary research studies and systematic reviews, in partnership with families, clinicians and researchers.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically, and prepare reports for different audiences, and proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a degree (or equivalent) for Graduate Research Assistant level or relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or equivalent qualification for Postdoctoral Research Associate and Postdoctoral Research Fellow level. Candidates will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles and practice of evidence-based health care, knowledge and skills in quantitative and/or qualitative research, ability to write plain English and for academic publications. Empathy and willingness to work closely with disabled children and their families is essential. At Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, the successful applicant will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies, be able to supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

The posts are available full time or can be part time (minimum 0.6 FTE). Working pattern can be negotiated for the right applicant subject to meeting the needs of the research unit.

There are three possible levels of appointment depending on experience; applicants must state which level of appointment they are applying for in their application and how they meet that person specification. Please also state your preference for full or part time hours.

Salary for Graduate Research Assistant is grade E - £26,052 - £27,852 per annum (pro rata if applicable), Postdoctoral Research Associate grade E - £28,452 - £32,958 per annum (pro rata if applicable), Postdoctoral Research Fellow grade F - £33,943 - £36,001 per annum (pro rata if applicable).

For further information please contact Dr Chris Morris, or telephone (01392) 722980.

Interviews will take place on 30th November 2016.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects All of the University of Exeter’s STEM/M departments hold an Athena SWAN award.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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