Research Assistant

University of Cambridge
December 01, 2022
Offerd Salary:£27,929-£32,348
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Research Assistant

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to join our team at the Behavioural Science Group (BSG) at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care (DPHPC). The role holder will support research activities within the group, primarily on the NIHR-funded Programme on Adherence to Medication (PAM), directed by Professor Stephen Sutton.

Within the Programme, the role holder will contribute to a range of tasks including: - Assisting with the delivery of an ongoing trial of an intervention to increase medication adherence in primary care. - Providing administrative support to the study team to deliver trial procedures, as and when necessary. - Arranging and conducting qualitative interviews with trial participants. - Analysing data obtained from existing and future qualitative interviews and preparing summaries of study findings. - Presenting research progress and findings at relevant meetings and conferences. - Contributing to reporting results through writing up of research reports and manuscripts for publication.

You will be educated to degree level and hold an MSc in Health Psychology or in a relevant scientific field or have equivalent research experience. You will be expected to work both independently and as a team member. You will possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills as well as a high level of computer literacy, along with strong organisational skills and a flexible approach to demanding situations. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and of ethics and research governance would be an advantage, as would experience of primary care research.

The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2023, with a possibility of a further extension.

Informal enquiries can be made to: James Jamison,

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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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 which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Closing date: 1st December 2022

Date of interview: To be confirmed

Please quote reference SN34257 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








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