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Research Fellow

Faculty of Medicine

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Pro rata per annum
Part Time (0.8 FTE) Fixed Term (until 31/10/2021)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 March 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1237720A4

University of Southampton

NIHR ARC Wessex Research Assistant ERE 4 (Ageing and Dementia)

Based in Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Southampton NHS FT

We wish to appoint a Research Assistant to support an exciting and new research study to evaluate the use of trained volunteers to deliver resistance exercise training for older adults attending community clubs in Hampshire and Dorset. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the research activities of the ImPACt study including participant identification and recruitment; data collection, entry and analysis; preparation and drafting of reports, papers and communications. You will join a multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic clinicians and researchers in Academic Geriatric Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine based at Southampton General Hospital . The study is supported by the Ageing and Dementia theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Wessex and the postholder will work closely and collaboratively with the NIHR ARC Wessex and partner organisations. 

The NIHR ARC Wessex conducts applied health research with the aims to improve outcomes for patients and public; improve quality, delivery and efficiency of health and care services; increase the sustainability of health and care systems locally and nationally, through collaborative partnership. It has four thematic programmes of work:

  • Ageing and Dementia
  • Healthy Communities
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Workforce & Health systems

You will have relevant PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a relevant area and a keen interest in the field of ageing. Excellent organisational and communication skills are also essential this role, and the ability to travel to selected social clubs in Hampshire and Dorset. This post is part-time (0.8 FTE), funded by NIHR ARC Wessex, for a fixed term period to 31 October 2021. Salary will be determined by qualifications and previous experience.

Informal enquiries are very welcome. Please contact Dr Stephen Lim lead investigator on s.e.lim@soton.ac.uk for further information.

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.  If you need any assistance, please call Steff Palmer (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4560. Please quote vacancy reference number 1237720A4 on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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