Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Person Centred Care

Faculty of Health

The Community and Primary Care Research Group are looking for a motivated individual to support development of research bids. These will be in the broad area of person centred care and are likely to focus on mental health care and/or frailty. 

This role will primarily be working together as part of multi-disciplinary research teams and taking a leading role in writing and coordinating bid submissions. It will involve supporting lead applicants and teams with a combination of: reviewing literature, developing complex ideas, discussion with experts, team building and writing sections of bids. The ability to quickly understand new areas, write clearly and pay attention to detail will be required to ensure that bid submissions meet the funder requirements. It will also involve navigating University systems in relation to bid submission permissions, financial aspects and peer review. 

You will hold a first degree or equivalent in health services research field or related subject, and if applying for the Research Fellow post would be required to hold a PhD (post doc level) or equivalent. You will have experience of research in a related field, and demonstrable experience of working to deadlines. You will also hold experience of health services related subjects, and of undertaking applied qualitative and quantitative research projects. It is essential that you hold experience of drafting proposals and applications to external bodies, and ideally would have a record of individual or contributions to research publications. You will have knowledge of research methods and research design. 

For an informal discussion please email [email protected] or call on 07765 400752. 

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 5 months due to funding. 

Interviews are expected to take place Monday 16 November 2020. 

You should tailor your application towards the Job Description for which you meet the criteria, although the university reserves the right to make an offer at the appropriate level in relation to skills and experience. 

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance. 

Flexible working options including job share will be considered. 

Closing Date: 12 midnight, Monday 9 November 2020 

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups. 

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students. 

The Schools of Medicine and Dentistry hold a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.