Senior Research Assistant - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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

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We are seeking a part-time Senior Research Assistant (0.5 FTE) to join the Department of Education, Social Work and Community Wellbeing in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The post is funded by a research grant from the National Institute for Health Research – School for Social Care Research. It is fixed-term for 26 months. A willingness to work flexibly is desirable. The post will be based at Coach Lane Campus.

You will have a PhD in the social sciences, social care, allied health professions or a related field / or significant research experience in health or social care. We will also consider applications from health or social care professionals without a PhD with some research experience. You should also have experience in conducting research and/or delivering services in collaboration with people who access services and their families. You will carry out a range of research activities including data collection and analysis, project management and a provide a high level of research support to the Principal Investigator to ensure that project is completed on time and within budget.

The post is associated with the Bathing Adaptations in the Homes of Older Adults (BATH-OUT-2) study, a multi-centre national study which is evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of housing adaptations to bathing facilities for older adults. The project includes three workstreams including a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), an economic evaluation and a process evaluation. The main responsibilities for this post will be to recruit older adults to the RCT and collect baseline and outcome data. This will involve visiting participants in their own homes and/or contacting them by telephone and/or online methods several times over a 12 month period. Experience of working with older adults and building effective working relationships with them would be an advantage. 

For further details or an informal chat, please contact Dr. Phillip Whitehead at

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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 08/10/2020

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