Research Assistant in Dental Education
Application closing date 30/09/2018
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: E (£22,017-24,771)
Job category/type Support
The School of Dentistry is developing its research capacity and has an opportunity for a research assistant to join an established project assessing UCLan dental students' skills for dental practice (SkiP project). Working under academic supervision, you will undertake literature reviews, data analysis, and the development of research materials. You will also contribute towards the preparation of papers for publication; abstracts for conferences and grant applications, alongside organising and supporting research meetings and postgraduate research students.
You should hold a first degree in health, education, social sciences or related area and have some experience of undertaking quantitative and/or qualitative research in one of those areas and of presenting research. An understanding of oral health and education issues is essential, as are excellent written and oral communication skills. You must also be IT literate, with experience of bibliographic databases, Microsoft word and excel and you must demonstrate effective time management, planning and organisational skills.
As there may be occasional travel associated with this post, you must be willing and able to travel independently between sites.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.
Informal enquiries are welcomed - please contact Neil Cook, Research Associate, SkiP project, by email in the first instance NCook2@uclan.ac.uk
Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.
School/Service: School of Dentistry
Hours: Full time (1.0 FTE - 36.25 hours per week)
Basis: Fixed term contract for 12 months
Interview Date: To be confirmed