Research Associate in Applied Health Research Ref:1454040

UCL Department / Division

Department Applied Health Research (DAHR)/ Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

Grade: 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £33,353-£36,161 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The postholder will work on two studies and will contribute to work conducted by the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames, which is also based at DAHR.

(i) variations in GP decision making for investigating cancer. The Research Associate’s contribution to this programme will involve further analysis of data from this study, disseminating findings and adapting the study application from a research instrument to an interactive training/decision support tool for GPs.

(ii) adherence to long-term antibiotics for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The Research Associate’s contribution to this study is likely to involve analysis of data to examine: psychometric properties of the scales, trends in (predictors of) adherence and the relationship between adherence and outcomes and disseminating findings through peer-reviewed publication and to non-academic audiences.

This appointment is available from 1st May 2015 and is available for 2.5 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants need to have (or shortly expect to complete) a PhD in a relevant discipline including psychology as applied to health care, or a related discipline, or have equivalent research experience. (If the degree has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis should have been submitted to the degree-granting university by the time of starting).

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,193 - £30,783, including London Allowance per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Applicants need skills in undertaking quantitative data collection and analysis, and need experience of research in health care or public health settings and / or have experience of working in the NHS.

Further Details

Informal enquiries should be made to: Dr Jessica Sheringham (, tel. 020 7679 8286)

Closing Date: 19 March 2015

Interview date: w/c 13 April 2015

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