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Research Assistant / Research Fellow - Research development

UCL - Health and Medical

Location: London
Salary: £34,502 to £41,474
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 11th February 2023
Job Ref: B02-04481

About us

The position will be situated in the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health, specifically in the Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare and Outcomes (ECHO) and the Behavioural Science and Early Diagnosis of Cancer. The Behavioural Science and Early Diagnosis of Cancer Group carries out research to understand uptake of cancer screening (focusing on colorectal and other screening programmes), communication and decision-making in screening and cancer awareness and timely presentations with symptoms. The Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare and Outcomes (ECHO) Group works within the disciplinary traditions of clinical epidemiology and quantitative health services research. Funding across the two Groups is supported by the NIHR/DH Policy Research Unit on Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis and the Spotting Cancer Among Comorbidities (SPOCC) NIHR Programme Grant in collaboration with the University.

About the role

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the development of applications for ethics approval and applications for accessing data from NHS Digital or other data custodians. The postholder will also plan, organise, and evaluate Public Involvement/Engagement activities across the portfolio of studies in our groups, developing and researching novel methods for public engagement and citizen science. Key working relationships: The post-holder will work within the ECHO and Behavioural Science and Early Diagnosis of Cancer groups, working closely with other senior and junior members of the Group, as well as with collaborators in UCL, and other UK and International academic institutions. The position is available full-time (1.0fte) from 1st March 2023 until 30th June 2024. The salary is £38,308 - £41,474 per annum (incl. London Allowance). Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Grade 6B (salary £34,502 - £36,348 per annum incl. London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD Thesis.

About you

You will be assisting in research protocol write up, and applications to research data custodians. You will design and research PPIE engagement activities. You will be assisting with preparing and producing manuscripts for scientific publication the preparation or deliver presentations. You will be assisting with developing training materials for PPIE. You will be conducting literature searching and reviewing and provide supporting as deemed relevant to other researchers or students. A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. If you have any queries about the role, please contact Prof Georgios Lyratzopoulos or Dr Christian Von Wagner. If you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online or have any queries about the application process, please contact Prof Georgios Lyratzopoulos or Dr Christian Von Wagner.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits, please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/



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