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Graduate Research Assistant

University of Exeter - College of Medicine & Health

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £27,924 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 13th February 2022
Job Ref: R78146

This full-time NIHR-funded post is available from 1 April 2022 on a fixed term basis until 30 September 2025.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Dr Sarah Bailey. The successful applicant will contribute to research studies that aim to expedite cancer diagnosis in patients with pre-existing health conditions by supporting data preparation and analysis using routinely collected electronic health records. This role also involves coordinating and evaluating the involvement of patient collaborators in the research, reviewing academic research, scientific paper drafting, participating in academic conferences, and project administration. A part time appointment would be considered for the right applicant. This job would suit someone who is interested in pursuing a career in health research.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to work with large electronic datasets, ideally with experience of patient health records. Some experience of statistics would be desirable. They will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information orally and in writing, and prepare proposals for external bodies.

Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to work independently and systematically, with experience of working with large datasets, scientific writing, and working with members of the public.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.  

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

For further information please contact Dr Sarah Bailey, e-mail s.e.r.bailey@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 726445.

The closing date for completed applications is 13 February 2022.  Interviews are expected to take place w/c 21 February 2022.

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