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Research Associate - Matilda Project

Ulster University - School of Nursing and Paramedic Science

Location: Belfast
Salary: £29,636 to £37,495
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st December 2022
Closes: 15th December 2022
Job Ref: 016926

Salary: £29,636 - £37,495 pro rata
Closing Date: Thursday 15 December 2022
Reference Number: 16926
Part-time 0.6 FTE, Fixed term 1 Feb 2023 until 31 July 2025


- ABOUT US -

We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.

Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.

- THE ROLE -

This study will provide an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced multi-disciplinary team on an NIHR PHR funded multi-centre randomised feasibility-controlled trial. The post will entail supporting older adults with learning disabilities to engage in mainstream older person community groups supported by mentors compared to usual care. You will be working within the NHSCT, Volunteer Now and London, to identify and recruit adults with learning disabilities, and the community groups and mentors. There will be a need to liaise with study partners and occasionally there may be a need to visit the London site. The successful applicant will be based in the Centre for Complex Needs, Institute of Nursing and Health Research and work with high profile researchers and clinicians to deliver this trial.

- ABOUT YOU -

- Do you hold an Honours degree minimum of a 2:1 (or equivalent) in a public health-related discipline (such as nursing, psychology, health, social science)?

- Do you hold PhD, (or submitting your PhD within the next six months) in a public health-related area (such as nursing, psychology, health, social science) or a closely related discipline?

- Do you have experience of recruiting adults with learning disability / older people / vulnerable populations into research projects?

- BENEFITS -

- Competitive salary.

- Generous annual leave entitlement promoting a healthy work/life balance - plus, an additional 15 days per year when the university is closed.

- Enrolment in USS pension scheme – employer contribution of 21.1%.

- An environment that supports flexible working and allows you to balance both work and home life.

- An open and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity.

- Onsite and discounted sports/gym facilities (3 months free gym membership at either the Jordanstown, Coleraine, or Magee Campus).

- Cycle to Work Scheme.

- Exposure to the very latest in cutting edge technologies including Dell, Aruba, Checkpoint, and Avaya, feeding your passion for IT.

- Autonomy in your role to make impactful decisions and changes to company processes.

The School of Nursing and Paramedic Science holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing Gender equality. You can read more about what this means on our University website. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working.

To apply for the role of Research Associate, please apply via the button shown.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.

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