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Research Assistant in Health Services Research

King's College London - Department of Population Health Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £32,676 to £37,297 including London Weighting Allowance, grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th June 2021
Closes: 30th June 2021
Job Ref: 024985
The post holder will join Professor Catherine Sackley’s research programme with the primary focus being the completion, reporting and dissemination of the SISLE final report.
The NIHR Stroke in Sierra Leone (SISLE) Global Group are funded by the Global Health Research strand of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and aim to improve outcomes for stroke patients in Sierra Leone. SISLE was established to find out how many people in Sierra Leone have a stroke and how stroke affects them and their families. This information is useful to help improve the quality of care people receive while they are in hospital and in the years to come. The Chief Investigator for SISLE is Professor Catherine Sackley.
The post holder will be expected to travel to Sierra Leone. It is likely that a significant proportion of time will be working at home due to current COVID-19 restrictions.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 9 months (or latest end date of 31st March 2022)
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent (part-time considered)

Key Responsibilities 

•       To work with the study team to contribute to the final report and reporting of SISLE.
•       To draft and submit 1-2 papers in high-impact  journals describing this research. 
•       To contribute to dissemination activities with patients and the public as well as health care professionals 
•       Contribute to an application for a new programme grant building on the results of above 
•       To assist, as appropriate, in the management of the final stages of SISLE, organising conferences (which may be held remotely), establishing contacts with the wider academic community and disseminating knowledge through public activities which further enhance the scholarly reputation of King’s College London 
•       As a research post, there are no specific teaching requirements, although there may be opportunities to become involved in Departmental teaching programmes if that fits within the aspirations and career development of the post-holder. 
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, Knowledge, & Experience 

Essential criteria
•       First degree in a discipline related to or could contribute to health research 
•       MSc degree in health services research or equivalent research experience 
•       Knowledge of quantitative methods or qualitative methods 
•       Skills in writing study reports 
•       Experience of writing papers for peer review publication 
•       Experience of contributing to public dissemination events 
•       Excellent written and oral communication skills  
•       Good team-working 
•       Well organised and good at meeting deadlines
•       Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias
Desirable criteria
•       Experience in designing and delivering research projects in health services research 
Candidates are strongly encouraged to specifically address the essential
criteria outlined in the Person Specification in their covering letter.
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