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Research Assistant / Research Associate in Regional Health Inequalities

Requisition ID:  20761
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  21-Jun-2022

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

 

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Salary:

Research Assistant : £28,756 to £30,497 per annum

Research Associate : £31,406 to £33,309 per annum

 

Closing Date: 6 July 2022

 

The Role 

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced researcher to support a Wellcome Trust funded project on regional health inequalities, conducting work related to the design and conduct of econometric studies, managing large datasets and undertaking econometric analysis.


As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles.

These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.

 

This is a full time post, fixed term until 31 March 2027

 

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Clare Bambra clare.bambra@ncl.ac.uk


Key Accountabilities

  • Carry out research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and to an appropriate standard 
  • Prepare papers for publication, and disseminate findings at conferences as required
  •  Ensure that research activity and data is consistent with current research governance instructions and Data Protection legislation; ensure that research activity and data management meet the demands of new instructions and legislation as these come into effect and keep appropriate records
  • Attend meetings and other events appropriate to the projects
  • Assist with the preparation of online and face to face teaching material
  • Assist with the preparation of grant applications
  • Identify and undertake a programme of professional development, including further training in research methods and other transferable skills.
  • Carry out administrative and teaching tasks and other duties to support the institute as required by line manager


Research Assistant

 

The Person 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of conducting analysis involving secondary data and using advanced econometric techniques
  • Experience of conducting research in the area of health inequalities with a focus on social policy
  • Ability to teach health inequalities (including relevant statistical techniques; supervision of undergraduate projects)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the research project team
  • Evidence of carrying out research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard 
  • Evidence of high quality peer reviewed publications in health inequalities and of presenting findings at international conferences
  • Evidence of skills in using relevant statistical, epidemiological and economic modelling packages such as STATA and the ability to independently undertake modelling of large data sets
  • Evidence of impactful research

 

Attributes and Behaviours

  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with others
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to own personal development
  • Ability to prioritise key tasks


Qualifications

  • Good Masters in health sciences (merit or distinction)
  • Good first degree in economics (1st or 2:1)

Research Associate

 

The Person

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of conducting analysis involving secondary data and using advanced econometric techniques
  • Experience of conducting research in the area of health inequalities with a focus on social policy
  • Ability to teach health inequalities (including relevant statistical techniques; supervision of undergraduate projects)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the research project team
  • Evidence of carrying out research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard 
  • Evidence of high quality peer reviewed publications in health inequalities and of presenting findings at international conferences
  • Evidence of skills in using relevant statistical, epidemiological and economic modelling packages such as STATA and the ability to independently undertake modelling of large data sets

Desirable

  • Experience of preparing research proposals and securing grant income 

 

Attributes and Behaviours

  • Ability to prioritise key tasks
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with others
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to own personal development

 

Qualifications

  • PhD in health economics related to social policy and health inequalities 
  • Good Masters in health sciences (merit or distinction)
  • Good first degree in economics (1st or 2:1)
     

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

Requisition ID: 20761