Research Assistant

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic researcher to play a key role in conducting and delivering the day-to-day research activity for a new project. The post holder will join a multi-disciplinary team working on the development, acceptability and feasibility of a brief decision aid about taking aspirin as a preventive strategy for bowel cancer, alongside screening.

Methods used by the post-holder during the project will include literature searches, focus groups, and interviews to develop the intervention. The post holder will have knowledge of these methods, and experience of any would be beneficial. They will have enthusiasm to learn and apply new methods during the project as well as have excellent communication and organisational skills. The post holder will have a keen interest in research about screening and prevention of cancer. They will be interested in, and have a willingness to conduct research with members of the public using a variety of research methods. This position may be suitable for someone with a background in an appropriate area of biomedical and life sciences e.g. psychology, social sciences, epidemiology, medicine, biomedical sciences, biological sciences.

The role is based in the Division of Population Medicine, in Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. Specifically, the post holder will work within the Cancer Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis section of the Prevention theme. They will contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research that will lead to publications in high quality academic journals, pursuing excellence in research and inspiring others to do the same.

This post is full time, fixed term and available from 1st May 2018 until 31st December 2018.

Salary: £26,495 - £30,688 per annum (Grade 5). Please note that it is anticipated the maximum starting salary for this post will be £26,495 per annum.

Date advert posted: Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Closing date: Saturday, 28 April 2018

Please be aware the Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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