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Research Assistant

City, University of London - Academic Discipline / Field of Expertise

Location: London
Salary: £35,326 to £36,326
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th November 2021
Closes: 9th December 2021
Job Ref: SHS00070

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

Background

An exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to work on a research programme looking at anxiety during pregnancy and after birth and the impact on women and their families. The project is funded by the National Institute of Health Research and consists of a longitudinal quantitative study, medical record study and qualitative interviews with women and health professionals.

Posts are based in the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research in the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London. Successful candidates will work closely with the lead investigators Prof Susan Ayers, Dr Rose Coates and the research team in England and Scotland.

Responsibilities

The posts involve conducting quantitative and qualitative research. This includes preparing study materials and documents, data collection, data entry, management and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. The post holders will also be expected to contribute to the preparation of manuscripts for publication, dissemination of findings and other research and scholarship activities, such as evidence reviews and research grant applications

Person Specification

Candidates will need an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in a relevant subject e.g. psychology, midwifery or a health-related discipline. Experience of: setting up, conducting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative research; working in collaborative multidisciplinary teams. Good administrative and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Candidates will need to have or complete Good Clinical Practice training at the beginning of the appointment.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 12 December 2021 at 11:59 pm

The role is available from 4 January 2022 or later by negotiation.

Interviews are scheduled for 21 & 22 December 2021.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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