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Research Assistant (Community Pharmacy and General Practice Collaborative and Integrated Working)

Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 02nd Nov 2021
  • Salary: £32,217 - £33,958 per annum
  • REF: 1880145
  • Closes: 16th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health is part of the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology-health-care/). This project is a cross-institutional collaboration with the University of Oxford, QMUL, UCL School of Pharmacy and experts by experience, providing an excellent opportunity to work with an experienced team with expertise in primary healthcare organisation and design and realist approaches to evidence synthesis.

The postholder will be responsible for conducting a realist evidence synthesis working with an excellent cross-institutional research team, co-ordinating project meetings including stakeholder and expert by experience involvement in the analysis and dissemination. The postholder will lead on drafting the protocol, database searches, study selection, data extraction and synthesis, in addition to contributing to writing up and dissemination.

This is a full-time post for the 15 month duration of the project, beginning 1st February 2022 until 30th April 2023 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The postholder should be a Masters graduate with experience conducting systematic reviews, ideally including realist methods. They should have a keen and critical interest in healthcare organisation, collaborative and integrated working, primary care, general practice and community working. They should be happy to work effectively independently, while co-ordinating involvement of the research team, stakeholders and experts by experience. They should be a confident, efficient and clear communicator (verbally and written), able to work to agreed deadlines. The postholder will need to be able to identify, synthesise and implement key emergent concepts into the research process and analysis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the post, please contact Professor Sophie Park (Sophie.park@ucl.ac.uk).

If you have enquiries about the application process or have any difficulties accessing the on-line recruitment system, please contact Manpreet Karir (m.karir@ucl.ac.uk).

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

16 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

23 Nov 2021

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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