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Research Assistant

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in applied health research?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We need an enthusiastic Research Assistant to work with us on an exciting research study funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): The Effects of Computerised Decision Support on Nurse and Allied Health Professional Performance and Outcomes. The study is led by University of Leeds in collaboration with researchers from the Universities of York, Bradford and Exeter. As well as academic partners, we have team and advisory board members who are experts in decision support, informatics, digital health and receiving technology-supported services.

This study focuses on the effects on nurses, allied health professionals’ performance and outcomes of computerised decision support systems (CDSS). We are examining secondary and primary care. The study is a systematic review to which we have embedded a small qualitative study using focus groups of staff and service users/patients to help us ensure that the results and our analysis are useful for health services. This is an 18 month study that has already begun. We started in October 2019 and we need a research assistant for 12 months at 0.5 FTE from April 1st 2020 to help with the conduct of the systematic review and to organise, recruit, collect data and analyse qualitative focus group data from staff and patients that use and receive CDSS.  There will be some travel and overnight stays may be involved as part of the role.  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Carl Thompson

Telephone: 07939 254 863, email: c.a.thompson@leeds.ac.uk  

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Healthcare holds the Silver award.  We are committed to being an inclusive school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Healthcare
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Due to funding restrictions the maximum salary that can be offered is £30,046 per annum pro rata
Working Time:  50% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (01 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 (12 months fixed term))
Release Date:  Wednesday 04 December 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 January 2020
Reference:  MHHEA1150
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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