|Salary:||£28,762 to £33,314 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £32348 with relevant PhD|
|Placed On:||28th March 2023|
|Closes:||24th April 2023|
Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate/Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary research team in Hearing Sciences, based at the NIHR Nottingham BRC. Hearing Sciences consists of research teams led by an internationally-recognised group of senior scientists, with research that spans the full range of approaches from basic auditory neuroscience to applied clinical research.
This post is funded by a NIHR Career Development Fellowship award to Dr Helen Henshaw and the NIHR Nottingham BRC award and will provide maternity cover for the Research Fellow working on this project. The successful candidate will work alongside the Principal Investigator to develop a digital intervention to support and improve the use of amplification devices (such as hearing aids) created with and for people with hearing loss.
The successful candidate will have specific responsibility for delivering objectives within the research program and will be expected to plan and conduct work using approaches or methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research. With support from the Principal Investigator, the postholder be responsible for national and international dissemination at key conferences and writing up their work for publication. The postholder will have opportunities to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for new research, develop methodological and research skills, and extend their research portfolio within the scope of the NIHR and NIHR Nottingham BRC remit.
The NIHR Nottingham BRC benefits from high-quality purpose-designed testing facilities and established research links across the University of Nottingham and the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. We also benefit from the support of dedicated staff, facilities and resources via the NIHR Clinical Research Facility and NIHR Clinical Research Network to help recruit to and deliver our clinical research studies.
Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline and experience in research involving humans. Training and skills in qualitative research methods are essential. Candidates should have an excellent working knowledge of relevant IT operating systems and software packages (including Windows and Microsoft Office), a good working knowledge of how to interpret experimental data and be willing to travel between research sites as required. Candidates should also possess good communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate on all levels within a multi-disciplinary team. Project management skills, attention to detail and excellent organisation and planning abilities are essential, along with good database skills and data management.
This position is offered on a fixed term contract until 30 November 2023. Hours are full time (36.25 hours per week) however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.
Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Helen Henshaw, Principal Research Fellow on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
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