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Researcher (NCG eMAR Project)

University of Northampton

Location: Northampton
Salary: £38,205 to £42,978 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2024
Closes: 24th June 2024
Job Ref: UN4922
 

Location: Waterside Campus

Documents: Job Description.pdf (PDF, 160.04kb)

About the Job

2 Posts: 0.5FTE (18.5 hours per week)

Fixed term: 18 months

The post will support an externally funded project within the Faculty of Health, Education and Society. The post holder will work with internal and external colleagues and partners on a national evaluation of an electronic medication administration system across social care settings. These settings support people with complex additional needs arising from, for example, learning disability, mental health or an acquired brain injury. The post holder will be responsible for co-designing, planning and undertaking data collection and data analysis. They will work as part of the project team to disseminate the project.

This post is fixed term 0.5FTE (18.5 hours) for 18 months. There are two posts available and it is expected that the successful applicants will work as a team and be required to align their working days to each other and the requirements of the project where possible.

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

About you

Knowledge:

You will have knowledge and experience of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods in health and social care settings, with an understanding and appreciation of research ethics as applied to these settings. You will be able to use a range of computer software for data processing and analysis.

Research Skills:

You will be able to conduct database and literature searches and use these to collate appropriate background information. You will be able to analyse and interpret the data that you collect as part of this project and to generate original conclusions based on the findings. You will have experience of presenting information to key stakeholders using a range of different methods, including using PowerPoint.

Planning, problem-solving & decision-making:

You will be experienced in organising your own workload to meet deadlines including the resolution of day-to-day problems. You will be able to contribute to all aspects of the research/evaluation project.

Communication:

You will be an effective communicator, capable of interacting and collaborating with academic team members, research participants and key stakeholders. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and will have experience of interacting sensitively and effectively with people with dementia, learning difficulties and mental health problems in social care settings.

Team-working:

You will be able to work successfully in an interdisciplinary environment as a member of a research team, including using collaboration tools such as Sharepoint.

Personal Responsibility:

You will be able to work independently with a high level of judgment and initiative. You will work within relevant University policies and procedures, particularly in relation to lone working, confidentiality and the management of sensitive data. You will have an understanding of and respect for equality and diversity in all aspects of the work.

Qualifications

Desirable;

PhD in relevant subject area and/or equivalent research experience

Right to Work 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

Equality 

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

Closing Date: 24 June 2024

Interview date: 10 July 2024

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