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Job opportunity - Graduate Research Assistant

Posted on August 14th 2017

We are looking to recruit a part-time Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Dr Vicki Goodwin as part of a multi-centre trial of a home-based exercise intervention as extended rehabilitation for older people with frailty (HERO). The successful applicant will be recruiting and consenting participants and undertaking data collection as part of the internal pilot randomised controlled trial.

This National Institute of Health Research funded part-time (0.5FTE) post is available 1 November 2017 until 1 May 2018.

The post will be based predominantly in the Exeter area although travel to the Torbay area may be required. The data collection may be on NHS premises, in participants' homes or over the telephone. A DBS check is required for this post.

About you

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and be able to present information on research progress and outcomes and communicate complex information, orally and in writing, including to older people and their carers. They must be able to maintain high quality and accurate records.

Applicants will be educated to first degree level in nursing or an allied health profession or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in randomised controlled trials or applied health services research to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be GCP trained have expereince of research data collection and working with older people and be able to work flexibly including travel to participants homes to undertake data collection.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

To view the full job advert and to apply online please click here.

Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 21st September 2017.

For further information please contact Dr Vicki Goodwin, via e-mail or telephone 01392 722745.