Research Assistant – Part Time, Fixed Term

Edinburgh Napier University
May 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605 - £36,024
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Contract Type:Fixed term (48 month
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Research Assistant – Part Time, Fixed Term

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£29,605 - £36,024 per annum, pro-rata


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Part Time (17.50 weekly), Fixed term (48 months)

Further your Research career with Edinburgh Napier University

We are currently looking for a Research Assistant to provide research assistance on the ExtraCECi project, funded by MRC. This project is a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) receiving care in community settings in Ghana.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your research career with the opportunity to be involved in large-scale research.

You have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from academics and researchers within the University of Ghana, King's College London and University of York. This includes liaising with York Clinical Trails Unit, who will be providing trial management including statistical expertise and working closely with the University of Ghana who will be sharing anonymised data as well as providing health economics expertise.

You will be responsible for preparing ethics application documents, trial registration documents, statistical analysis, risk calculation with reference to PLWHA health insurance schemes, adhering to treatment and follow up, coordinating and reporting on project activities as well as scheduling regular project meetings with collaborators.

You will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) to plan, implement, evaluate, and report all project activities.

The School of Health and Social Care

We aim to create research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today's and tomorrow's world. Our £60 million, purpose-built science and health campus in Sighthill houses industry grade equipment, which allows our students to develop expert analytical and technical skills. It is for reasons such as this we are ranked number one in the UK for nurturing student talent.

Edinburgh Napier University's phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. Our recent results make Edinburgh Napier the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact.

The University's improved power rating will now see our research funding increase as we take significant strides to grow our reputation as a research- focused institution as well as a teaching one. We are confident that we are well on our way to establishing ourselves as one of the UK's world-leading universities in research.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Postgraduate degree in Actuarial/Mathematical Science/statistical or relevant discipline
  • Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Science or related discipline, or relevant equivalent experience
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the Ghana health system and social care services as it relates to PLWHA
  • Experience of working with people living with HIV/AIDS clinically/research including adherence counselling
  • Knowledge of information governance and data protection in the context of Ghana and UK
  • Experience working in community settings as a health personnel
  • Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office packages, SPSS and other data analysis packages
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders and professional staff
  • To find out more, please click here to view the role profile .

    Benefits we offer

    Salary: £29,605 - £36,024 per annum, pro-rata (Grade 4)

    Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of up to 26% and a minimum of 41 days holiday.

    For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

    Additional Information

    For informal discussions about this position, please contact Dr Mary Abboah- Offei [email protected]). For general enquiries, please contact the Recruitment team ([email protected]).

    Closing Date : Wednesday 15th May

    Interview Date: w/c 27 May

    The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role on the Skilled Worker visa route. International applicants will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK. Contact us to discuss individual circumstances on [email protected] .

    Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. For information see here .

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