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Research Associate, Non-Clinical, Integrated Care Academy (Ref:077)

Salary range: 
£31,406 – £35,326 per annum

Fixed term (18 months), full time

The role and you

Applications are invited for an exciting and innovative role to support the delivery of the Passion-HF study, a European Funded programme that will explore the feasibility and acceptability of an e-health Artificial Intelligence avatar-based programme; DoctorMe. DoctorMe has been previously tested to ensure that it can support self-management and, appropriate treatment of Heart Failure. We are now extending this project to patients living in rural areas within the community, residential and nursing homes.

You will be expected to support the delivery of this study through undertaking patient recruitment, designing and delivering quantitative and qualitative data collection alongside health professionals, residential and nursing care home staff, as well as participants and unpaid carers (and their wider family).

This role demands knowledge and understanding of different quantitative and qualitative research methods, the ability to analyse (in partnership with the wider research team) qualitative and quantitative data, support the delivery of reports as well as peer-reviewed papers. You will need to work flexibly, independently and as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team. On a day-to-day basis you will be working closely with the Director of the Integrated Care Institute, the Research Nurse and other members of the team within PASSION-HF.

You may hold an undergraduate and post graduate degree in psychology or sociology, and, may have experience of multimethod studies and their delivery. However, most importantly, you will have experience of conducting research alongside people in the community as well as those resident in care and nursing homes.

The Integrated Care Academy

The Integrated Care Academy is the first UK Centre to support the delivery of integrated care across health, social and third sector care. It seeks to improve patient and carer outcomes by conducting research of local relevance and international quality in three priority areas: Optimal mental health and emotional wellbeing; Best quality of life as we grow older; and, Care and Support towards end of life. Across these three areas, the ICA has five core programmes identified by stakeholders representing over 100 organisations: Education, training and development, leadership and cultural change, Workforce Development, Digital, data and technology and, Research and Innovation. The three priority areas and five core programmes have the overarching aim of reducing health and care inequalities.

Closing Date: Friday 10th December, midday

Interview Date: Friday 17th December 2021


We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

How to apply:

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  4. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

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