Senior Research Assistant - EQUIPD Study

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Sep 2022

Senior Research Assistant - EQUIPD Study
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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Applications are invited for a Senior Research Assistant to work as part of a team evaluating whether a Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) delivered alongside a national audit leads to improvements in care.

The successful candidate will have relevant topic and methodological experience proportionate to the level of post advertised, and ideally experience of undertaking research with an implementation focus.

Required skills will include evidence of skills in empirical research involving primary data collection using qualitative and mixed-methods data collection and analysis, and the ability to publish work in high quality peer reviewed journals.

The work will describe how implementers engage with the QIC intervention overall to support improvement activity and how context influences this work. The work will assess fidelity of delivery, receipt and enactment of the QIC intervention and describe how teams enact tailoring. The successful candidate will be working alongside colleagues involved across the randomised controlled trial and evaluation, and be involved in collecting data for the economic evaluation. The work will also involve liaison with national leads for diabetes care. As such, the ability to engage with collaborators at all levels of seniority, across different regions and specialisms is important.

You will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and writing skills. A relevant Masters degree is desirable. The ability to code data using Behaviour Change Techniques is desirable, although training can be given. We are looking to appoint ambitious individuals who are willing to work supportively within the Implementation Science Group at Northumbria University and beyond, including the Audit and feedback Metalab.

The appointed person/s will be based in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University, Coach Lane campus. The ability to travel within and beyond the UK may be required.

The post is full time for 31 Months, or available as job share.  For an informal discussion about the post, please contact michael.sykes@northumbria.ac.uk (Chief Investigator & Line Manager to the post holder) or tracy.finch@northumbria.ac.uk (Work Package lead).

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Northumbria University is an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 12/09/2022


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