We have a position for a research associate (post-doctoral level researcher) available for an immediate start. The purpose of this role is to provide comprehensive project co-ordination and research support for our partnership’s work on the NHSE LeDeR programme, an important initiative to address the health inequalities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities or autism, with a specific focus on reducing premature deaths. Working with the steering group, and liaising closely with NHSE, the work will involve organising deep dives of relevant topics, overseeing analysis of LeDeR mortality data and other work of the partnership, and producing reports to specific deadlines.
The postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the work of the partnership. They will be a core member of the project steering group, and help to co-ordinate the work at KCL, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Kingston and St George’s University (KStGU) and other participating academic and NHS institutions. Working to specific deadlines, the research associate will oversee the generation of several annual reports, as well as contribute to journal publications, supervised by Professor Andre Strydom and Dr Rory Sheehan, while linking closely with other collaborators including Professor Umesh Chauhan at University of Central Lancashire, and Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne at KStGU. The research associate can expect to contribute to aspects of data analysis (working in collaboration with statisticians and qualitative research experts) and should have good skills using software packages such as Excel or “R” to manage data and produce graphics and reports of high quality. All this will require the ability to work flexibly. The postholder may also need to link with and travel to our primary care team based at University of Central Lancashire or Kingston in South London, if required. The main appointment site will be King’s College London’s Denmark Hill Campus.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for two years in the first instance, with possibility to extend.
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent