Kidney Lifestyle Research Assistant

University of Leicester - Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Full-time fixed term contract for two years.

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are one of the top universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

The Kidney Lifestyle Team (KLT) is a 20-strong multidisciplinary research group running a portfolio of clinical and laboratory studies investigating biomedical, clinical and psychosocial effects of lifestyle interventions in patients with chronic kidney disease, exploring the mechanisms underlying these effects, and developing and testing strategies for implementing interventions in clinical practice.

The primary purpose of this job is to take responsibility for the day-to-day management of qualitative research studies, lifestyle intervention design, development and evaluation, and patient and public involvement activities, which are key elements in our wider Kidney Lifestyle Research Programme (KLRP).

You will have a background in health psychology research, health behaviour research or other health related subject, with theoretical knowledge and practical experience of qualitative and mixed methods research techniques.

Click here for further information about the position.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof Alice Smith on or Dr Tom Wilkinson on

The closing date for this post is midnight on 01 February 2018.

We anticipate that assessments will take place between 21 and 27 February 2018.

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