Research Assistant

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
£29,799 per annum
06 Jun 2018
05 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Keele University

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences - School of Medicine

Research Assistant; Mixed Qualitative & Quantitative Methods

Fixed Term – 3 years in first instance

Full-time but would consider 0.8 Fte

Grade 6a Starting Salary £29,799 (Full-time)

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join a team of staff in Keele University’s School of Medicine, assisting the Principal Investigator to develop and deliver a 5 year programme of NIHR funded research.

Across 5 planned studies, the research will successively develop, test and implement procedures to improve the standardisation of medical students’ exams, through a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods, including a multi-centre investigation at the end of the programme.  Duties will include assisting in recruiting participants, assisting with all aspects of data collection, performing or assisting with qualitative and quantitative analysis of data.

You will have a masters in a relevant health-related or social science discipline, or medical education (or be due to complete by July 2018).  Experience of qualitative methods, analysis of data using computerised systems such as NVivo, and of achievement in the execution, presentation and writing up of research projects are essential. You must have demonstrable organisation, scientific writing and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The University has a strong record of supporting individual personal development, recognises the contribution of all staff to its effective operation, and will work with the successful candidate in their personal development within the realms of the role and Universities pay progression policy. A post-holder who does not have a PhD may have the opportunity to use the research as study for a PhD

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Post Ref: KU00000780

Closing date for applications: 5 July 2018.

Interviews will be held on: 25 July 2018.

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