Research Associate – School of Pharmacy – 98014 – Grade 6

Fixed-term Part-Time University of Birmingham in Education and Training , in Science
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  • Post Date : August 26, 2021
  • Apply Before : September 16, 2021
  • Salary: £27,511.00 - £30,046.00 / Per Annum
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Position Details

School of Pharmacy

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,511 to £30,046.

Grade 6

Part Time (15 hours a week) FTC up to 30 April 2023

Closing date 16 September 2021



To assist in research (by carrying out data collection or analyses) to create knowledge through providing research support for projects and research groups.

This part-time post will run for 18 months and is supported by funding from Health Education England. The post-holder will
•    Conduct and coordinate a range of research activities relating to the national use of the SCRIPT eLearning programme.
•    Prepare and submit applications to the Health Research Authority via the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS), where applicable.
•    Prepare abstracts and posters for national and international conference submissions
•    Prepare manuscripts for publication.

The research associate will be conducting and coordinating a range of research activities relating to the SCRIPT eLearning programme. This will require a dedicated and motivated individual with research experience, and with an interest in educational interventions. The work does not require any technical knowledge, but an interest in information technology or eLearning may be helpful.

Summary of Role

•    Work within specified research grants and/or projects
•    Operate within area of specialism
•    Contribute to publications

Main Duties

•    Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
•    Analyse research data as directed
•    To disseminate research findings using appropriate and effective media, such as publication in peer review journals and presentation at conferences and seminars.
•    Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
•    Develop or adapt techniques, models and methods
•    Provide guidance as required to support staff and any students who may be assisting with research
•    Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
•    Carry out administrative tasks related directly to the delivery of the research
•    Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture
•    To participate in Research Strategy meetings and update the project team and the commissioner on the progress of the research.
•    Assist in coordinating patient and public involvement strategies and ensure that materials are available in lay language for effective communication to patients and the wider public.
•    Contribute to the development of end-of-year reports.
•    Identify own training needs and undertake training that can facilitate the coordination and completion of research-related tasks.
•    Adhere to University policies on health and safety, data protection, and all other relevant policies.

Person Specification

•    First degree in relevant subject area, for example Medical Sciences, Nursing, Sociology, Psychology and other health related degrees.
•    Excellent communication skills with healthcare professionals, colleagues, and patients.
•    Ability to write clinical materials in a concise and precise manner.
•    Ability to read complex information and critically review written materials.
•    Clear organisational skills.
•    Practical experience of applying the relevant skills and techniques
•    Ability to analyse information and communicate effectively
•    Ability to access and organise resources successfully
•    Good ICT and keyboard skills including the use of word processing, presentation packages, spreadsheets, and internet skills.
•    Well motivated to see tasks through to completion.
•    Ability to work independently and unsupervised within a multidisciplinary team.
•    Willing to work in a team and play an active role in maintaining a happy working environment.
•    Willing to work flexible hours to meet the demands of the job.
•    Experience of educational audit and / or research work.
•    Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly

Informal enquires to Dr Sarah Pontefract,


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