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Grade E (£22,847 - £25,627)
Professional Services, Research
We have a new position for research assistant available for an immediate
start. The purpose of this role is to provide comprehensive research support
relating to our partnership's work on NHS England's LeDeR programme, an
important initiative to address the health inequalities experienced by people
with learning disabilities or autistic people, with a specific focus on
reducing premature deaths. Working closely with the project steering group,
the work will involve organising and conducting reviews of relevant topics,
collating data and producing reports, and providing support to the co-
production team based at University of Central Lancashire.
The postholder will be responsible for organizing meetings and liaising with
experts involved in data analysis and topic reviews; helping with data
collection and management, including qualitative data during focus groups or
other consultations; and conducting literature reviews. The research assistant
will also be involved in generating several annual reports, as well as journal
publications. The research assistant will spend 4 days a week on these tasks
at UCLAN, supervised by Professor Umesh Chauhan. The assistant will also spend
one day a week supporting the co-production team at KStGU - this work will be
supervised by Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne and involves working closely with
self-advocates with learning disabilities or autism, enabling them to
articulate their thoughts, organizing and minuting or recording meetings,
collating information and feeding this back to steering groups, as well as
helping to produce accessible information and other reports. All this will
require the ability to work flexibly. The postholder may also need to link
with and travel to our partners, including the primary care team based at
Kingston and St George's University (KStGU) if required. The main
appointment site will be University of Central Lancashire (Preston campus).
In- depth involvement in collating information on health needs and causes
of premature mortality in people with intellectual disabilities.
Supporting the acquisition of expert opinion and conducting focus groups
or other qualitative data collection and analysis.
Support co-production activities with self-advocates and caregivers
Conduct high-quality rapid literature reviews
Work collaboratively within a team, both with colleagues and self-
advocates on joint projects demonstrating initiative and ability to be
proactive with their domain of responsibility.
Conduct accurate data entry, data quality checks and contributing to the
provision, organisation and/or analysis of research data for reporting.
The post holder will be expected to work independently and flexibly in
planning day to day activities in accordance with the project deadlines.
To undertake any other duties, which may be required, as are consistent
with the needs of the project, including administrative tasks.
Training will be provided to familiarize the successful candidate with
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder
will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may
reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to
be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.
School/Service: School of Medicine
Hours: Full time (36.25 - hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis: Fixed term contract for two years
Interview Date: To be confirmed
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