Senior Research Assistant - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£28,553 - £34,702 (pro rata)
05 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

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We are looking to recruit a Senior Research Assistant to work on the Safe System Transitions (SafeST) research study, hosted by the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing at Northumbria University. This is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary project with North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group, Newcastle University, Birmingham University and Plymouth Marjon University. The overall aim of the project is to investigate and improve the quality and safety of hospital/care home transitions. Your primary role within the project will be to conduct desk-based research activities such as reviewing policy and academic literature, and supporting the collection and analysis of qualitative data.

To be eligible for this post you will have a Masters (or be near to completion), or an equivalent qualification, in a subject relevant to health and/or social care, or social sciences.  If you hold a PhD (or equivalent), this is not required. As part of the post there is a requirement for some extended periods of travel in the UK for meetings and data collection of up to a week at a time, subject to University and Government Covid-19 travel restrictions. This is one of two posts advertised, the other being a Research Fellow. 

If you are unsure which post to apply for, or have any other informal enquiries, please contact Dr Jason Scott,

This post is available at 0.8FTE (29.6 hours/week), from 4th January 2021 to 31st December 2022. 

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed by Northumbria University Services Limited.  Further details can be found at

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.

Please note this vacancy will close on 20/09/2020 

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