Post Graduate Research Assistant in Nutrition

Oxford Brookes University
February 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:£25,642
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Post Graduate Research Assistant in Nutrition

£25,642 rising to £26,396 pro rata Part Time, Fixed Term - Research

This is a part time post working 18.5 hours per week, fixed term for 1 year.

The Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition and Health (OxBCNH), within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, is looking for an enthusiastic Postgraduate Research Assistant. The successful candidate will join our diverse team in collaboration with The University of Melbourne, Australia and will be involved in an applied nutrition research study investigating the prospective relationships of Dietary Inflammatory Index scores on clinical progression in people with multiple sclerosis. This will involve undertaking a data analysis quantitative research study, including the day-to-day running of the trial, data management and writing of publications. We are looking for someone who will become part of our thriving research team who will be an independent researcher, with support from the Line Manager and wider research team.

Your main responsibilities will be:

We are looking for a passionate graduate who is keen to be involved in research and has experience of working in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health or Epidemiology or equivalent relevant experience. The candidate should also have experience of research in Public Health or Epidemiology, preferably in a Nutrition and/or Dietetics related field, experience and proficiency in data management and analysis using SPSS, STATA or other statistical packages, and can demonstrate ability to collect and collate information accurately and reliably and maintain accurate research records. Training will be given as required.

Main responsibilities are outlined below:

  • Perform literature searches supporting the study
  • Responsible for the implementation of studies with due research governance and integrity, care, and attention
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the research and all related organisational aspects and development, reporting on a regular basis to the research team, with guidance from the Principal Investigator
  • Assist with data acquisition, collation, storage, cleaning, validation, and analysis using STATA and other statistical analysis programs
  • Contribute to publications arising from research, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Assist with preparing research proposal submissions to external funding bodies
  • Lead on the data analysis in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and research team
  • Collate study data, draft documents and any other related data, information or material collection as part of the study process
  • Communicate with external collaborators and members of the wider research group
  • Undertake any training that is essential for your current role
  • The minimum requirements for this post are:

  • Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health or Epidemiology, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience of research in Public Health or Epidemiology, preferably with some prior work with diet-related exposure data
  • Experience and proficiency in data management and analysis using SPSS, STATA, or other statistical analysis packages
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and collate information accurately and reliably and maintain accurate research records
  • Possesses sufficient depth of knowledge in subject area to work effectively as part of research team
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office and statistical software packages
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative when required
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • If you would like to become a part of our team, to work on an exciting research project with clinical and public health impact, please apply now.

    The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

    This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

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    https: // Closing Date : 15-Feb-2023 Vacancy ID : 141099 Faculty or Directorate : Health and Life Sciences Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus For more information : [email protected] Posted on : 18-Jan-2023

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