We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate for a 3 year term position to work as part of a research team on an exciting Digital Peer Support Trial for Caregivers of People with Motor Neuron Disease funded by Marie Curie and the MND Association. The research team has developed a digital peer support program via the secure electronic platform aTouchaway ™ for these caregivers. The trial will measure the effect of this program on caregiver outcomes, including mental health, as well as the positive and negative effects of caregiving.
This research associate role will be focused on the success of the trial by working closely with the lead investigator and the research team. Experience in conducting clinical trials would be an asset. Applicants should have a master’s degree or equivalent in a health-related field and experience in conducting research. The ability to maintain quantitative research databases or qualitative interviewing and analytical skills are required. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are essential, as are strong communication skills and an ability to multitask at a rapid pace.
You will be accountable to the Chief Researcher, Professor Louise Rose, who is Head of the Clinical Care Technologies Research Division at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Obstetrics and Palliative Sciences (NMPC) at King’s College London .
The NMPC is a world-renowned center for education and research training. In the last three years (2019-2021) of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, we are ranked # 1 in Europe and # 2 in the world for Nursing (including Midwifery). In the Shanghai World Ranking of Academic Subjects, we are ranked number 3 in the world.
This position will be offered on a 3-year fixed-term contract
This is a full time position – 100% full time equivalent
- Responsible for the day-to-day running of the project, the coordination of evaluation activities and work in partnership with the research team
- Ensure that projects and documentation maintain good research conduct practices
- Assistance in recruiting participants
- Assist in the collection and management of data (both quantitative and qualitative)
- Contribute to data analysis
- Contribute to the development of study papers, report writing, peer-reviewed publications and future grant applications
- Dissemination activities, including social media
- Coordinate team meetings and activities.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the incumbent will be required to undertake the duties and responsibilities reasonably expected in the context and classification of the position.
Skills, knowledge and experience
1. Master’s degree in the relevant discipline.
2. Experience working within a research team in a healthcare environment.
3. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and research governance.
4. Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
5. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
7. Confidence in digital technology.
1. Experience in performing clinical trials and working with studies on the CRN portfolio.
* Please note that this is a doctoral level position, but applicants who have submitted their thesis and are waiting to obtain their doctorate will be considered. In these circumstances, the appointment will be made at level 5, spine point 30 with the title of research assistant. After confirmation of the doctoral award, the job title will become a research associate and the salary will increase to grade 6.
Applicants are required to provide a cover letter (maximum 800 words) describing their qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills in relation to the criteria stated for this position.
This position is subject to authorization from the Disclosure and Prohibition Department.