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Research Associate

King's College London - Applied Technologies for Clinical Care

Location: London
Salary: £42,087 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2021
Closes: 19th December 2021
Job Ref: 037365
 

Salary: £42,087 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance

Building and Campus: James Clerk Maxwell Building, Waterloo Campus

Contact: Shiela Musyoki, shiela.musyoki@kcl.ac.uk

Hiring manager/s: Louise Rose

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated research associate for 3 years fixed term position to work within a research team on an exciting trial of digital peer support for carers of individuals with motor neurone disease funded by Marie Curie and the MND Association. The research team has developed a digital peer support programme via the secure e-platform aTouchaway™ for these carers. The trial will measure the effect of this programme on carer outcomes including mental health as well as positive and negative effects of caregiving.

This research associate role will be focused on the successful delivery of the trial working closely with the chief investigator and the research team. Experience related to clinical trial conduct would be an asset. Applicants should have a MSc degree or equivalent in a health-related field and experience in research conduct. Ability to maintain quantitative research databases or qualitative interviewing and analysis skills are required. Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail are essential as are strong communication skills and ability to multi task at a fast pace are required.

You will be responsible to the Chief Investigator Professor Louise Rose, who is a Head of the Research Division Applied Technologies in Clinical Care in the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care (NMPC) at King’s College London.

NMPC is a world-leading centre for research education, and training. In the last three years (2019-2021) of QS World University Rankings by Subject, we are ranked top in Europe and second in the world for nursing (including midwifery). In the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, we are ranked number 3 in the world.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for day-to-day project conduct, coordinating recruitment and data collection activities, and ensure trial integrity and overseeing research governance and working in partnership with the research team
  • Ensuring projects and documentation maintain good practice in relation to research conduct
  • Assist with participant recruitment
  • Assist with data collection and management (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Contribute to data analysis
  • Contribute to development of study materials, report writing, peer reviewed publications, and future grant applications
  • Dissemination activities including social media
  • Coordinate team meetings and activities.

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.

Contract type

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 3 years

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day project conduct, coordinating evaluation activities and working in partnership with the research team
  • Ensuring projects and documentation maintain good practice in relation to research conduct
  • Assist with participant recruitment
  • Assist with data collection and management (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Contribute to data analysis
  • Contribute to development of study materials, report writing, peer reviewed publications, and future grant applications
  • Dissemination activities including social media
  • Coordinate team meetings and activities.

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.

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