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We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant/Associate to join our team in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care on a new Cancer Research UK funded research programme focused on how to optimise implementation of breast cancer risk assessment into the NHS for women under age 50.

What we're looking for

The successful candidate will be encouraged to contribute to all components of the programme but will be expected to i) contribute to qualitative work with healthcare professionals and policy makers to identify key points in current pathways that would be impacted by the introduction of different approaches to the implementation of a proactive risk-assessment process; ii) support qualitative work with members of the public to co-design potential strategies for implementing proactive breast cancer risk assessment within current clinical care; iii) lead on the set up and data collection for an online survey with members of the public; and iv) lead on the design, data collection and analysis of a pilot study and subsequent cluster-randomised trial of proactive risk assessment within primary care.

Applicants should have, or be close to completing, a PhD or equivalent qualification. Given the nature of the programme of research, it is essential that applicants have experience of conducting quantitative research and managing research studies.

Experience of research within primary care settings and quantitative methods is desirable, as is experience of co-design and online surveys. Good organisational and project management skills are also essential, as well as strong communication skills in both academic writing and wider dissemination. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be, awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded (PhD needs to be awarded within 6 months of the start date).

If an individual has not submitted a PhD or is not working towards one they could be appointed as a Research Assistant if they have either a degree (and/or Master's) in a relevant area or equivalent experience.

The funds for this post are available from 01 September 2024 for 24 months in the first instance. This is a full-time position but part-time applications will be considered for no less than 23 hours per week. Working pattern can be discussed.

How to apply

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is: 14th July 2024. The interview date for the role is: 23rd July 2024. Please quote reference SN41870 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.