Research Assistant (mPower) 0.4 FTE

University of the Highlands and Islands

Duration: Fixed term for two years
Working hours: 14 hours per week
Location: Centre for Health Science, Inverness

Applications are invited for a research assistant to join the expanding Rural Health and Wellbeing team. The post is part of the wider NHS 24 led programme mPower, a project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The post holder will be undertaking research tasks relating to the work package associated with the UHI RHW monitoring and evaluation team, comprising Head of Section, Reader in Rural Health & Wellbeing, Post-Doctoral Researcher and Project Administrator.

The post holder will work alongside the post-doctoral researcher to support robust local project management in addition to data collection and analysis during the two peak output years of the project. This will include assisting with the collection, analysis, reporting and presentation of project-related qualitative and quantitative data, assisting with management of the day-to-day running of the project, identifying and engaging with project stakeholders, disseminating findings, collaborating across the partnership, contributing to meetings and seminars, and travelling to project specific cross-border areas as needed.

Candidate requirements:

  • First degree (2.1 or above) in a social science or humanities area, with training and postgraduate experience in qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis.
  • Experience of community engagement, research organisation and management.
  • Analytical and research skills, with experience of processing data using any of the following: Excel, SPSS, Acces, Nvivo.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team to tight deadlines.
  • Ability and freedom to travel for project meetings as needed.

Interviews will be held in Inverness on Wednesday 4 July 2018.