College of Medicine & Health
This full time post is available from 1 September 2020 on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2021.
Summary of the role
The College wishes to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant to work on the INCLUDE study https://includeproject.org.uk/ a rapid response initiative examining the social and psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with dementia and their family carers funded by ESRC. The INCLUDE study aims to identify and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and life under physical distancing for people with dementia and carers, and to produce guidance and resources in various formats for all relevant stakeholders. This seven-month, full-time post is available immediately but no later than 1st September 2020. The successful applicant will conduct structured interviews with people with dementia and their carers via telephone or internet exploring their experience during the COVID-19 crisis.
The post-holder will contact people with dementia and carers who have previously been interviewed for the IDEAL (Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life) longitudinal cohort study, invite them to participate in INCLUDE, take informed consent, conduct interviews which include a mixture of standardised and open-ended questions, and enter data into an online data capture system. The post-holder will work as part of a small team and will contribute to summarising and reporting quantitative data and coding responses to the open-ended questions.
The successful applicant will be able to engage and communicate effectively with people who have dementia and their family carers, taking a supportive and empathic approach and demonstrating patience with those who find communication challenging. The post-holder will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, and communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically.
Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. A Master’s level qualification would be an advantage. The applicant will have good IT skills and ability to use various platforms to communicate with participants and to collect, store and analyse data. Experience of collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data would be advantageous. The applicant will be able to work well as part of a team focused on tight targets.
You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
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Please contact Claire Pentecost, e-mail email@example.com or telephone (01392) 72 4653.
This role may be subject to additional background screening.
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