Research Assistant/Associate (NIHR-HTA and HS&DR) -A81668R

Newcastle University - Institute of Health & Society

Research Assistant £26,829 - £28,452
Research Associate £29,301 - £31,076

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The Institute of Health & Society seek to recruit a Research Assistant/Associate with an interest in applied health research, who will deliver across two NIHR funded projects, HTA and HS&DR.  In one of the studies you will assess the feasibility of a trial comparing surgical fixation with initial non-operative management in patients with relatively stable thoracolumbar fractures. In the other, you will focus on cost-effectiveness of deploying GPs in the Emergency Department.

You will have an MPH/MSc/MA in public health, health sciences, health services research, epidemiology, social science or research experience showing equivalent knowledge by significant contribution to several research projects. A Phd is essential for appointment at Associate level.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to present at conferences and meetings with a good publication record.

The post is available from 1st October 2017 and tenable until 30th September 2019.

Informal enquiries may be made to Joy Adamson

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The Institute of Health & Society is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students. Applications for part time/flexible working will be considered; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

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The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network. 

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