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Research Assistant (Qualitative Research)

Queen Mary University of London - Wolfson Institute of Population Health - Centre for Preventive Neurology

Location: London
Salary: £36,572 to £37,182 (depending on experience) per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd April 2024
Closes: 20th May 2024
Job Ref: 2002
 

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced qualitative Research Assistant to join our team to investigate the patient experience of children and families affected by long-term neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and childhood-onset movement disorders including Cerebral Palsy. The postholder will work with our team to shape the research questions, develop recruitment strategies, conduct qualitative research with children and families, generate data, analyse findings and deliver public engagement. The focus will be on improving patient experiences, identifying health communication needs, and contributing to developing engagement and involvement projects for this audience.

About You

This post is suited to an individual with a strong background in anthropology, sociology, psychology, or arts therapy, with an interest in creative methods, child health, and knowledge production. Proven qualitative/mixed methods research skills are required. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to make a real impact on the health and wellbeing outcomes of people affected by long-term chronic conditions.

About the School

The Wolfson Institute of Population Health harnesses expertise across a wide range of population-based research and education activities and aims to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in population health and preventive medicine.  The Institute is organised into six separate research centres which, though complementary and following the Institute strategic plan also have Centre-specific objectives and requirements. The Centre for Preventive Neurology brings together an expert team to carry out revolutionary new research into Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions. Their focus is on academic discipline, research, the translation of research into health strategies and their practical implementation – all dedicated to the reduction of disease and disability.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Benefits

We offer 30 days’ leave per annum, access to a pension scheme, a season ticket loan scheme and competitive salaries. We also offer enhanced family friendly leave, and an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. You will also work with a friendly team, with personal development opportunities.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

The post is a full-time, fixed term contract until 31st October 2025. Starting salary will be on QMUL Grade 4/25 to 4/26 at £36,572 - £37,182 (depending on experience) per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to:

Dr Alison Thomson, Senior Lecturer in PPIE, a.thomson@qmul.ac,uk and

Co supervisor Dr Hortensia Gimeno, Associate Director Therapies Research and Senior Lecturer, h.gimeno@qmul.ac.uk.

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