Research Associate in Applied Technologies in Clinical Care

London (Greater) (GB)
£41,517 per annum FTE, including London Weighting Allowance
Thursday, 6 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job description
We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate for a 12 month fixed term position (with option to extend) to work within a research team on an exciting digital innovation project funded by Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity. The research team has developed a digital recovery pathway for survivors of intensive care to facilitate a more seamless transition and enhanced recovery for patients who have experienced critical illness. A Recovery Coordinator will work with patients to establish short and medium term recovery goals in the hospital setting with new goals set for transition to home and the first 3 to 6 months of recovery. Data will be collected on achievement of recovery goals, barriers to goal achievement, symptoms of concern to the patient, and longer term outcomes related to recovery. As part of the evaluation we will also involve family and carers through interviews to understand their experiences of the ICU Recovery Pathway   
This Research Associate role will be focused on delivery of the digital recovery innovation evaluation component as well as supporting the research team in the wider research programme related to intensive care and recovery. The successful applicant will be working with both the research and clinical delivery project team members. Clinical experience related to intensive care and/or rehabilitation would be an asset. Applicants should have a MSc degree or equivalent in a health-related field and experience in research conduct. Ability to maintain quantitative research databases or qualitative interviewing and analysis skills are required. Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail are essential as are strong communication skills and ability to multi task at a fast pace are required.  
You will be responsible to the Chief Investigator Professor Louise Rose, who is a Head of the Research Division Applied Technologies in Clinical Care  in the Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care Faculty at King’s College London. 

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC) is a world-leading centre for research education, and training. In the last three years (2019-2021) of QS World University Rankings by Subject, we are ranked top in Europe and second in the world for nursing (including midwifery). In the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, we are ranked number 3 in the world. 
This is a fixed term – 12 months post. Part-time at 80%

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day project conduct, coordinating evaluation activities and working in partnership with the research team 
  • Ensuring projects and documentation maintain good practice in relation to research conduct 
  • Assist with participant recruitment 
  • Assist with data collection and management (both quantitative and qualitative) 
  • Contribute to data analysis 
  • Contribute to development of study materials, report writing, peer reviewed publications, and future grant applications 
  • Dissemination activities including social media 
  • Coordinate team meetings and activities. 

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.

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria 


  1. MSc degree in relevant discipline. 
  2. Experience of working on a research team in a health setting. 
  3. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and research governance. 
  4. Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint. 
  5. Excellent organizational skills and time management. 
  6. Excellent communication skills both oral and written. 
  7. Confidence with digital technology. 

Desirable criteria 

  1. Experience in intensive care or rehabilitation. 

* Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6. 
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.