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Research Fellow

London South Bank University - School of Health and Social Care

Reporting to: Professor Daniel Frings

An exciting opportunity for a researcher with a background in trial / evaluation management. The post is funded for 1 WTE (5 days week) for 24 months February/March 2022 - March 2024.


The Research Fellow will discuss an appropriate and reasonable balance of activities with their line manager at their annual review, to contribute to the needs of the project, and to support their personal development.

  1. With support from the Principal Investigator, co-investigators and other team members, implement the project plan to achieve the programme deliverables to time and budget. Activities include (but are not limited to);
  • Prepare and submit ethics applications, pre-registrations, etc for primary and secondary data analysis
  • Prepare and manage datasets (with support from data manager)
  • Conduct primarily quantitative data analysis
  • Produce bespoke project reports and delivering presentations to stakeholders.
  • Support the write up of publications and dissemination of research findings producing high quality research outputs, including publications in peer-reviewed journals at acceptable level of volume and academic excellence.
  • Provide regular progress updates to the Principal Investigator, project and stakeholders to ensure delivery on-time to specific quality and cost requirements.
  • Make presentations at conferences and stakeholder events, and disseminate research through informal routes via the internet, the media and other forms of public engagement.
  • Liaise with research sites (may include site visits), funders, PPI groups, the technology company
  • Attend events, to promote the teams and where appropriate, present research.
  1. Conduct other duties in line with the role as may reasonably be requested.


Candidates are expected to meet most of the following selection criteria at a level commensurate with all core activities and some of the higher level expectations as set out above for a grade 7 appointment.

Essential criteria


  • PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional qualifications or experience

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of service evaluation/trial management in health settings
  • Knowledge and experience of statistical analysis methodologies in health settings
  • Advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills


  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines, and manage a project workload
  • Strong IT skills and ability to utilise a variety of software
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality and diversity, and its practical application within the context of the University’s Behavioural Framework.
  • Ability to scope and subsequently implement the delivery of identified parts of large projects

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of undertaking evaluation projects with public sector partners
  • Experience in working with NHS records data
  • Demonstrable track record in publishing in quality peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at conferences
  • Willingness to travel across the UK for project delivery activities as required
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as the project dictates


The University is committed to equality of opportunity both as an employer and as an educational institution.

The University will promote good relations among its staff and students and will create conditions which contribute to the full development and potential of all its members.

To apply, please send your CV to Nicoleta Virlan on  or click the 'Apply' button above.

Location: London
Salary: Academic grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2022
Closes: 12th March 2022
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