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Research Assistant (Behavioural Science Group) (Fixed Term)


This position is part of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research programme grant on developing and evaluating interventions to support medication adherence within the primary care, directed by Professor Stephen Sutton.

The main role of the post-holder will be to assist the co-ordination and managing of the research projects, including the following: ethics and research governance approval and reporting, data confidentiality, producing Standard Operating Procedures, recruiting practice nurses and health care assistants and assisting them in participants' recruitment, printing study material such as study invitation packs, questionnaires and consent forms, conducting and monitoring data collection, monitoring response rates to follow up, inputting data into databases for analysis, preparing newsletters to practices and participants, organising and conducting data collection and team meetings, writing up notes/minutes and circulating them, assisting with dissemination of outputs to ensure that it is well conducted and keeps to schedule.

You will have a degree in Psychology or other relevant discipline or have equivalent experience, experience on study co-ordination or project management, excellent communication skills and computer literacy, ability to work independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and of ethics and research governance would be an advantage, as would experience of primary care research. The use of a car is desirable because effective running of the research studies will involve visiting sites that may not be accessible by public transport. This role will require a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check which will be applied for once the post-holder has commenced.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

The funds are available for this post until 28 February 2019.

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0SR

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Katerina Kassavou kk532@medschl.cam.ac.uk.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date: 28 May 2018

Interview date: Week commencing 4 June 2018

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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SN15449 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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