Research Assistant

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£28,331 - £30,942 per annum.
Jun 07, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jun 21, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 21/06/2021
Salary £28,331 - £30,942 per annum.
Job category/type Research

Job description

School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Assistant. The successful candidate will work on the SPACE (Supportive environments for Physical and social Activity, healthy ageing and CognitivE health) project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge. The successful candidate will become a member of the QUB Epidemiology and Public Health Research Group in the Centre for Public Health working with Dr Ruth Hunter, Dr Bernadette McGuinness and Dr Claire Cleland. The programme of research is focused on investigating the impact of the urban environment on cognitive health in older adults in Northern Ireland. A team of researchers work on the project from across the University. This particular post will assist the team in collecting, collating and processing physical activity and GPS data. A brief overview of the rationale for the project and methods is provided below.

This is a fixed term post for 18 months. 

The successful candidate must have:

  • A relevant primary degree (1st or 2:1 classification) related to the duties of the post such as physical activity, public health, urban planning, geography, psychology, or epidemiology.
  • Recent experience of management, co-ordination and analysis of health-related research involving recruitment and/or data collection with human participants.
  • Recent research experience and skills relevant to this project (e.g., public health intervention research, participant recruitment, data collection, data entry, statistical analysis).

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding. 

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from the Protestant community are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qgi

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