Research Assistant – flexible hours contract

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Website LBUdementia Leeds Beckett University

Closing date: 10/11/21


Are you someone with experience of dementia research or someone with research experience and experience of working with people affected by dementia, who is looking for a flexible, variable hours Research Assistant position (with option to partly work from home)?

The School of Health are recruiting up to 4 researchers with appropriate experience of work with people with dementia to work on our Research Pool. The Research Pool offers flexible opportunities for working variable hours on a range of funded and commissioned research and consultancy projects. It is ideally suited for those undertaking a PhD or other programme of study, or people looking for variable, flexible working hours to suit their current circumstances. We are recruiting to the pool due to available work on a number of current and upcoming research projects. Pool members report multiple benefits of the work include the flexibility it offers, the diversity of projects and the opportunities it offers for expanding their research experience and CV.

The Centre for Dementia Research are recognised internationally for their applied dementia research. We are recruiting motivated and enthusiastic individuals who have dementia research or service expertise, who can be offered opportunities to contribute to a range of projects in dementia and other subject areas in the School of Health and School of Social Sciences. The post will involve activities such as literature searching, qualitative data collection, survey design and development, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, transcription, writing reports and other project management activities associated with the conduct of research. Where appropriate research pool staff are offered the opportunity to co-author research reports and academic journal publications. Research pool staff work under the supervision and with the support of an experienced academic and can also access University training and development opportunities.

To be considered for interview applicants are required to have a degree and dementia research expertise or experience of working with people affected by dementia. They will have an understanding of research design and the ability to undertake literature searches and collect and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data and produce academic reports.

The post is fixed term for 1-year (there is the opportunity to review and potentially continue in post after the initial period).  Pool members are provided with details of available studies and express an interest in working on these, based on their interests, experiences and availability. Hours offered are variable dependent on the project and there is no guarantee of work.

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