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Research Assistant in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester Healthy Ageing Theme

The University of Manchester - Biology, Medicine Health - Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work - School of Health Sciences

Location: Manchester
Salary: £30,487 to £34,980 per annum depending on relevant experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 15th March 2024
Job Ref: BMH-024880
Job reference: BMH-024880
Salary: £30,487-£34,980 per annum depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Manchester
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)
Closing date: 15/03/2024
Contract Duration: 12 Months
School/Directorate: School of Health Sciences
We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Research Assistant to develop their career whilst conducting important fall prevention and digital health research. You will join the Healthy Ageing Research Group, based at the University of Manchester. Building on extensive research capacity and capability in falls prevention and digital health, we seek a researcher interested in working on a randomised controlled trial of a digital falls prevention program, working with older adults in the community.

Applicants are encouraged from a people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences of different settings and from disciplines including but not limited to healthcare professionals, primary care, public health, social sciences, computer sciences, and health research methodologists.

You will work with Dr Emma Stanmore, Reader in Nursing as well as researchers in the Applied Research Collaboration in Greater Manchester and across the wider faculty. You will be based in the in the School of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. This isa full-time, hybrid working post with an office base at the University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road.

You will hold a Masters or PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area and have an interest in working with older adults and in digital health research. You will have experience of using quantitative, qualitative research or mixed methods, critical appraisal and evidence synthesis in literature reviewing and proven research productivity. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to work well both in a team and using your own initiative. The capacity to develop productive working relationships with external stakeholders in the health and care sector is also essential.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CVs submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Emma Stanmore

Email: emma.stanmore@manchester.ac.uk

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Email: People.recruitment@manchester.ac.uk

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