Senior Research Assistant - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Expiring today

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
20 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Senior Research Assistant

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Ref: HLS/18/1731

Grade:  5

Salary: £28,048 - £34,088 pro rata

Location: City Campus, Newcastle

Closing Date: 21/07/2019

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Working Type: Part Time

We are seeking a Senior Research Assistant to contribute to the management and delivery of an exciting National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded project: ‘Co-production of best practice recommendations for local authority reviews of double-handed homecare packages’. There will also be opportunities to assist with other research being conducted within the Community Occupational Therapy Research Group.

We are seeking to appoint a talented  researcher with expertise and experience to complement existing research strengths. We will also consider applications from health or social care professionals (without a PhD) with some research experience.  Individuals with skills and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply: (i) Conducting qualitative research with service users or health and social care professionals; (ii) Co-production techniques and/or collaborative working in either research or health and social care.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your extensive knowledge and subject expertise through individual and collaborative academic activity. Successful candidates will be selected according to the excellence of their research profile and plans, and the extent to which their research interests complement the Integrated Health and Social Care theme.

The post will be fixed term at 0.6FTE for 28 months. However there will be additional casual hours of approximately 0.2FTE in the first year. A willingness to work flexibly is desirable. You will be based in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Well-being at Coach Lane Campus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Phillip Whitehead, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, via email at Please visit our websites for more information on the Department’s research activity ( and for additional details about the Integrated Health Social Care research theme (

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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