|Salary:||£40,931 to £46,047|
|Placed On:||6th February 2023|
|Closes:||17th February 2023|
We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the APPRAISE Study. This is a new project funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme which aims to develop a new patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) to assess the impact of surgery for prolapse, incontinence or mesh complications on quality of life (QoL). An assessment of barriers and facilitators to its implementation and use as an outcome measure in clinical effectiveness studies will also be undertaken. The study is being led by Leeds Beckett University, in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, University of Oxford, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, and Norfolk and Norwich and Epsom and Surrey University Hospitals.
This Research Fellow will be responsible for carrying out data collection and analysis to ensure the successful, timely development of the new PROM and delivery of this project. This will include developing protocols and NHS and university ethics applications, contributing to systematic reviews, undertaking secondary data analyses, assisting with qualitative and cognitive interviews, and performing a range of basic and advanced psychometric and statistical tests associated with PROM testing and evaluation. The Research Fellow will also contribute to the writing and dissemination of project outputs, liaising with local recruitment staff, and study team members and will assist with the line management of the project officer supporting the daily administration of the study. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who will work effectively with the team of psychologists and health service researchers at Leeds Beckett University and the wider external team members, involving urogynaecologists, colorectal surgeons, health service researchers, statisticians, health economists and patient experts supporting the delivery of this study. The candidate will be located within Psychology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
You will have an undergraduate degree and PhD in psychology or in a health-related area, with strong psychometric/statistical skills and experience of using/developing patient-reported outcome measures. Knowledge/experience of undertaking qualitative research and systematic reviews is also required. Excellent word processing, IT skills and competency using databases such as SPSS is also required and experience using other databases such as Mplus is desired.
The person appointed must be able to start work on the 1st May 2023 and this post is fixed term until the end of April 2026.
For an informal discussion about the position please contact the APPRAISE Study Chief Investigator Professor Georgina Jones firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Friday 17 February 2023 (23:59)
For further information and to apply please visit: https://tinyurl.com/4bmpspwu
Working here means you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot more.
We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post. All appointments will be based on merit.
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