Graduate Research Assistant

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

Mental Health Research Group

This post is available immediately on 9 month fixed term basis from 1 March 2018 to support the work of Professor Rose McCabe.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The post

The successful applicant will work on projects related to professional-patient communication and possess skills in applied health services research including data collection in services, systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative analysis.

The post-holder will work across a number of studies and datasets, supporting ongoing data collection, qualitative and quantitative data analysis and dissemination. In addition, s/he will prepare proposals and grant applications for external bodies. Sh/e will work closely with Professor McCabe and other researchers working in the same area.

About you

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

Applicants will possess a degree in psychology/ related field or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. S/he will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in applied health services research and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes as described in the person specification. A DBS check will be required.

What we can offer you 

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information please contact Professor Rose McCabe

Interviews are expected to take place on 31 January 2018.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.  Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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