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Research Assistant, School of Health and Social Care

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£27,929 - £33,314 per annum
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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Research Assistant, Full time, Fixed term (12 months)

Further your Research career with Edinburgh Napier University

We are currently looking for a Research Assistant who will work primarily on an externally funded project for a one-year appointment to support a Macmillan Cancer Support funded service, review of thirty-six social care sites, in the Transforming Cancer Care programme across Scotland.

There are further opportunities to work on other projects within the centre and to be part of a growing dynamic team.

The School of Health and Social Care

We aim to create research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Our £60 million, purpose-built science and health campus in Sighthill houses industry grade equipment, which allows our students to develop expert analytical and technical skills. It is for reasons such as this we are ranked number one in the UK for nurturing student talent.

Edinburgh Napier University’s phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. Our recent results make Edinburgh Napier the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact.

The University’s improved power rating will now see our research funding increase as we take significant strides to grow our reputation as a research-focused institution as well as a teaching one. We are confident that we are well on our way to establishing ourselves as one of the UK’s world-leading universities in research.

The Role

The role holder will require knowledge in quantitative methods and will work for the majority independently and with some aspects under supervision of the project Research fellow and project leads.

As a research assistant, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the e HNA and supporting PROM’s data provided by Macmillan Cancer Support and the sites across Scotland, while liaising with the thirty-six project leads to help interpret, and report results to assist in the project.

You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate and work closely with internal and external stakeholders, to develop your knowledge and understanding, and build your network for future collaboration.

To find out more about this opportunity, please click here to view the role profile.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have:

  • MSc/ MRes/ Mphil or related relevant subject area or equivalent combination of experience and qualifications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Research experience in quantative methods within a relevant social/health science discipline.
  • Willingness to travel within Scotland for data collection.

What’s in it for you?

Salary: £27,929 - £33,314 per annum (Grade 4)

Hours: 36.25 per week

We offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement, and offer an attractive benefits package.

This includes:

  • hybrid working and flexible working opportunities
  • minimum of 36 days annual leave including 10 fixed holidays
  • a generous pension scheme (employer contribution of 20.8%)
  • nationally agreed pay increases each year
  • various learning and development opportunities
  • discounted access to onsite and local gym facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

For more information on our wide range of benefits, click here.

Additional information

For informal discussions about this position, please contact Dr Karen Campbell ( For general enquiries, please contact the Recruitment team (

Closing Date: Wednesday 5 April 2023 @11:59 pm

Interview Date: 17 and/or 18 April 2023

Please note, interviews will take place in-person at Sighthill Campus where possible.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. For information see here.


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