Research Associate (100751)

University of Strathclyde - Department of Computer and Information Sciences

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

There are two posts available for this vacancy.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate 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 (one if a mobile digital Atrial Fibrillation monitor (AF) and the other a smart PillCam for bowel cancer screening (ScotCap).

The primary responsibilities will involve reviewing literature and conducting market reviews; understanding and mapping existing care pathways and possible future care pathways; 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.

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. 

You will write up research work for publication, individually and in collaboration with colleagues, and with support disseminate the results via peer reviewed journal publications, presentation at conferences and also to policy makers and health professionals involved in the project. You will join external networks to share information and ideas, inform the development of research objectives and to identify potential sources of funding. You will collaborate with colleagues to ensure that research advances inform departmental teaching effort and you will collaborate with colleagues on the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, participating in initiatives which establish research links with industry and influence public policy and the professions. To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline (or have significant relevant experience) in addition to a relevant degree. You will have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. You will also have 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 a Research Associate is ideally sought for this position, applications from candidates who are close to PhD completion or whose award is pending are welcome. In such circumstances, the appointment will be made at Research Assistant level (RS06 salary scale: £27,285 - £30,688) and duties will be adjusted to reflect the grade of the post. This will continue until the PhD award is confirmed, at which point the duties and grade will be revised accordingly.

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

Interviews for the post will be held on 26 January 2018.

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