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Research Assistant

University of Lincoln - Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health

Location: Lincoln
Salary: From £28,756 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 28th August 2022
Job Ref: CSS646
 

This role is full time at 1.0 FTE and fixed term for 6 months.
Closing Date: Sunday 28 August 2022
Interview Date: Tuesday 13 September 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Grade 6 Research Assistant to contribute to several new funded projects as part of the team at the Lincoln International Institute of Rural Health. The cluster of small but interconnected studies involve important collaborations with health and social care providers and local communities. Under the leadership of Professor Mark Gussy (Institute Director), the post-holder will have direct involvement in developing new knowledge and understanding of issues impacting the health and wellbeing of rural communities and health and care systems. This is an opportunity for an aspiring mixed/methods researcher to gain skills in research into health and research related inequalities, to engage with external partners and develop skills and competence as a researcher.

The post will be based in the Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health at the University of Lincoln. The University has established a reputation as one of the most dynamic, fastest growing universities in the UK. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city it has built an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Lincoln is currently ranked 22nd overall in the UK in the Guardian University Guide and 42nd in the Times Good University Guide 2019. The Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health conducts interdisciplinary research to address the most important health issues facing rural communities locally, nationally, and internationally. The institute aims to ‘shine a light’ on the unacceptable health inequities that exist across the rural-urban divide and to find innovative ways of reducing or ideally eliminating that inequality.

Offered on a full-time basis, the post is available fixed term for six (6) months in the first instance (there may be opportunity to extend this subject to additional funding). Requests for part time working will be considered.

The main duties of the successful candidate include sustaining relationships with community groups, local health and care organisations and other stakeholders conducting literature syntheses; scheduling and conducting semi-structured interviews; qualitative data analysis; data management support; and contributing to the presentation and communication of findings including written reports, the website, and social media. Knowledge and experience with mixed methods research methods is highly desirable. Engagement with community groups and citizens and/or non-academic partners and beneficiaries is beneficial.

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