Research Assistant / Research Associate (Fixed Term) - PrimaryBreathe

University of Cambridge
December 11, 2022
Offerd Salary:£27,929-£42,155
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Contract Type:Fixed-term The funds
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Research Assistant / Research Associate (Fixed Term) - PrimaryBreathe

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Research Associate to join the PrimaryBreathe programme team during the early stages of our funding period.

PrimaryBreathe is a 5-year NIHR funded programme that aims to develop and test a brief primary care intervention for the management of chronic breathlessness. The programme is being conducted across five regions in England and has international links with a team in Melbourne, Australia.

Six individual studies will be undertaken within three work streams; two cross-cutting themes focus on implementation and inclusivity. After a series of developmental studies, the programme centres on a cluster randomized trial recruiting over 600 patients from primary care, with associated qualitative process evaluation and implementation strategy co-production.

The successful post-holder will have a leading role in a key developmental study that co-designs the breathlessness intervention. This multi-phase, qualitative study will involve working in partnership with patients, carers and clinicians, to develop the intervention and associated resources.

This role requires strong communication skills, experience in undertaking qualitative research, and an ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including patients, carers, health professionals and patient support organisations.

This position is available from January 2023 and is funded until 1 September 2024. It may be possible (subject to confirmation) that the funding will continue beyond this date (until May 2025 and March 2027 respectively).

This position is full-time. We will consider applications for part time, at no less than 60% FTE per week.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be, awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded (PhD needs to be awarded within 6 months of the start date).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 1 September 2024 in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing date: 11 December 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 9th or 16th January 2023

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SN34262 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, The Primary Care Unit








    18 November 2022

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    11 December 2022

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