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Research Interviewer (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Cognitive Function and Ageing Study II (CFAS II) is a longitudinal, epidemiological population based study which began in 2008, further information can be found here:

We seek to appoint 1 part time - 18.25 hours per week (50% FTE) research interviewer to approach previous participants of the CFAS II study to invite them to participate in a further wave of interviewing and recruit selected participants to a pilot intervention trial aimed at tackling health behaviours via internet counselling.

The interviewer will conduct a fully structured computerised interview with participants in their own homes in Ely and surrounding areas. The interview will include a short battery of physical measurements for which full training will be given including height, weight, blood pressure and measurement of cholesterol via finger pin prick test.

You must be independently mobile as many participants live in remote rural locations with limited access to bus services and must be able to carry/move a moderate amount of interview equipment into participant's homes.

The successful candidate will be educated to A- level standard or equivalent or have equivalent practical experience. Preferably with experience in a health/community related area. Previous experience of carrying out structured interviewing is preferable but not necessary as full training will be given. We are looking for a candidate with a high standard of communication skills and an interest in working with older adults.

All successful applicant will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, an Occupational Health Assessment and will be required to attend a compulsory four day training programme to be held at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre).

The funds for this post are available until 30th December 2019.

Informal enquiries can be made to Linda Barnes, CFAS National Coordinator:

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: 3rd March 2019

Interview Date: 11th March 2019

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

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 SY18156 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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