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Research Assistant/Associate

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £28,756 to £33,309 with progression to £40,927 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: 8181

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the Northeast of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

The Role
The Population Health Sciences Institute seeks you to work as a Researcher with quantitative research skills for this exciting opportunity. You will be based at Newcastle University and will lead on data analysis for a project investigating ambulance service contacts with care homes. You will work closely with the local investigator Professor Barbara Hanratty and the research team who are drawn from northern universities. This project is funded by HDRUK.

You will take a leading role in the study conduct, including the cleaning, management and analysis of quantitative data. You will also be expected to contribute to writing reports for funders, stakeholders and for journal publications, presenting data at meetings and conferences, and preparing feedback for participants.

You should have experience of conducting high quality applied health or social care research preferably involving analysis of real-world data. You must have the ability to prepare reports and papers for policy, international peer reviewed publication and presentation at national and international conferences and meetings. You will preferably hold a PhD with a significant quantitative or mixed methods component and relevant experience with suitable software packages.

The Population Health Sciences Institute is committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion for all staff and students. Applications for part time/flexible working are welcome; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

This is a full-time (37 hours per week), fixed-term post available until 31.03.23.

Any questions should be directed to Professor Barbara Hanratty via email (Barbara.hanratty@newcastle.ac.uk).

Qualifications

  • A PhD in a relevant subject (Research Associate).
  • Good honours degree (or equivalent) with some subject knowledge in the relevant area (Research Assistant).
  • A Master's degree or equivalent qualification (Desirable).
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