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Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for promising undergraduates to experience research in applied health research methodology. The aim of the scheme is to encourage people to consider a career as a health research methodologist.

Nine funded internships are available across a range of methodological disciplines. There will be projects available in biostatistics, evidence synthesis, health economics, qualitative research and more.

Each project will involve experiencing working for two months as part of a vibrant research group and conducting a research project under the supervision of a supportive team of supervisors. There will also be opportunities to hear about careers in applied health research and to present your work.

We’re looking for individuals who are considering a career in health research, who are curious and keen to make the most of this opportunity. In your covering letter, please provide a statement of up to 400 words about how this internship would play a role in your future career. Applications that do not cover this are unlikely to be successful.

Unfortunately, due to the short-term nature of these posts, visa sponsorship is not possible. Please confirm in your application that you have the right to work in the UK. The post is full-time for two months, starting in July 2024. We will expect interns to be physically based in or nearby Newcastle – fully remote opportunities are not available, although hybrid work patterns are permitted. For informal enquiries, please contact Prof James Wason James.Wason@ncl.ac.uk

The Population Health Sciences Institute is committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion for all staff and students. Applications for part time/flexible working are welcome; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

Key accountabilities

  • To work with internship project supervisors and experience work as an applied health methodologist
  • To attend relevant project meetings and training activities
  • To conduct a specified project, write report and present results to research group

The person

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience - Essential

  • Currently studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience – Desirable

  • To be in second year of undergraduate (or third year with plans to do fourth year).

Attributes and behaviour

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under supervision and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Curiosity and interest about working in health research, as demonstrated through covering letter

About us

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC. We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.

In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.