Research Assistant (100752)

University of Strathclyde - Computer and Information Sciences

FTE: 1.0
Term: Fixed (until 31 March 2019)
Closing Date: 07 January 2018

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant (RA) within the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) to work on a Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI) funded research project evaluating new technology enabled care service in Scotland.

The primary responsibilities will involve reviewing literature and conducting market reviews; understanding and mapping existing care pathways (how things work now) and possible future care pathways (integrating the new technologies); overseeing the design and execution of a process evaluation examining the potential benefits to patients, professionals and the improved delivery of care with these new technology-enabled services; mixed methods data collection and analysis; preparing reports and slide decks for dissemination to a variety of key stakeholders including academics, patients, health professionals, and policy makers.

Aa a Research Assistant you will be supported by an experienced team of researchers from the Digital Health and Wellness Research Group (DH&WG) at the University of Strathclyde (based in CIS) and 2 additional RAs (both also in CIS) on the same project. The successful applicant will have a background in computing science, business analysis, health services research or social sciences. The successful applicant will also have experience of conducting qualitative data collection activities, analysis and report writing. Under the general guidance of a research leader, you will help develop research objectives and proposals, play a lead role in relation to these two DHI projects, conduct collaborative research, contribute to the development of new research methods, and contribute to the securing of funds for further research, including drafting grant proposals and planning for future proposals.

As a Research Assistant, you will assist in the delivery of the research activities as part of a team, working under the general supervision of senior colleagues. You will conduct literature reviews, develop questionnaires, conduct surveys, collect and collate data, and undertake and record the outcomes of experiments. You will manage and prioritise your own workload and ensure that all activities are completed to deadlines and you will write up the results of your own research and contribute to the production of research reports and publications. You will input as a team member to administrative activities and assist, where required, with relevant teaching and knowledge exchange activities.

To be considered for the role, you will have obtained a relevant degree. You will have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. You will also have some experience with some or all of: qualitative data collection and analysis approaches and/or tools; service or process mapping/modelling; designing and conducting evaluation of technologies or services. Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates who also have experience of working in or have an awareness of the healthcare environment.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Marilyn Lennon, Senior Lecturer in Digital Health, at Marilyn.Lennon@strath.ac.u  or on 0141 548 3098.

Interviews will be held on 26 January 2018.

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