Research Assistant (With Funding for 8 Months)

Opening Date:
1 Oct 2019
Closing Date:
31 Oct 2019
Salary Range:

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location. City attracts around 20,000 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries. In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Division of Midwifery & Radiography in the School of Health Sciences is one of London’s leading education providers in the field, delivering courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research carries out high quality research that aims to improve the health and care of women, children, families and communities. Our research is multidisciplinary and draws on a range of approaches to provide rigorous evidence to inform maternal and child healthcare, policy and practice.

The School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a part-time Research Assistant. Working in the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research the post holder will support the mixed methods evaluation of the Together with Baby service evaluation. Together with Baby was recently implemented within the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

Responsibilities will include recruiting participants for interviews, conducting and analysing these interviews as well as quantitative data collection and analysis. At the latter stages of the evaluation, the post holder will also be required to support report writing and other dissemination. Some travel within England will be required for data collection.

It is expected that the post holder will have an interest in perinatal mental health with a first degree in a relevant specialism, and a postgraduate qualification (Master’s level). Desired experience includes participant recruitment and conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Past experience in writing up research findings for reports and peer-reviewed publications is also desirable.

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