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Research Assistant

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, THIS Institute

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 29th Oct 2021
  • Salary: £27,116-£31,406
  • REF: RH28749
  • Closes: 28th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Funded by the Health Foundation, The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) has a remit to advance research into how to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The institute hosts around 50 staff, consisting of academics, operational and communications staff and visiting research fellows. It has strong links across University of Cambridge departments, with RAND Europe, a not-for-profit Cambridge-based research organisation, and with Homerton College, Cambridge, as well as with multiple external partners. The institute is generously funded by the Health Foundation, receiving around £40m over ten years.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant who will assist the research team in the collection and analysis of qualitative and/or quantitative data, in conducting literature reviews, in preparing data summaries and in contributing to writing-up of research findings. The successful candidate will work to support a range of research projects concerning the improvement of quality and safety in health care, improving the uptake and spread of good practice, and sustaining improvements in the way that care is delivered, as well as supporting the research infrastructure of THIS Institute.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant social or health science or related field, or have equivalent qualifications or equivalent practical experience. They will have a good knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and techniques, and excellent communication skills.

The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2023 in the first instance.

The role is full time and part time applications will be considered for a minimum of 0.6 FTE.

The post holder will be based at the Clifford Allbutt Building, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0AH (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre) and may involve a degree of remote working.

Informal enquiries about the post are strongly encouraged. Please direct any questions to operations@thisinstitute.cam.ac.uk

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Closing date: 28 November 2021

Interview date: 7 December 2021

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RH28749 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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