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Research Assistant - Centre of Social Care, Health and Related Research

Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Location:  City South Campus
Salary:  £30,831 to £33,512 per annum pro rata
Permanent / Part time 0.8FTE
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 August 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 09 September 2020
Reference:  072020-261

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and collaborative academic to join a vibrant, dynamic and expanding research community. We are proud to promote a cross phase, multi-disciplinary research ethos with an emphasis on equality, diversity and inclusion.

The post-holder will work with colleagues in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and the Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SCHaRR), to make a significant contribution to the development of our research in health by supporting our REF submission. We are proud to promote a cross phase, multi-disciplinary research ethos and currently have three key research groups in the areas of Family care, Person-centered ageing, and Knowledge mobilization in healthcare. Whilst we welcome applications from colleagues in any area of our practice we are particularly looking to strengthen our capacity and capability in the areas of family health, dementia and positive ageing.

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious early career researcher, who is either near completion or who has completed their doctorate, in an area cognisant with our work in C-SCHaRR. Our ideal candidate will have a practitioner profile health, with some experience of project work and related activities such as bid writing and aspects of project delivery or co-ordination.

  • First degree
  • Higher degree course in relevant subject area is preferred.
  • Willingness to study for a PhD
  • Possess sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes
  • Evidence of research activity and published research is desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature
  • Able to manage research and administrative activities and to balance competing pressures of research and administrative demands and deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with colleagues and students
  • Able to build contacts and participate in internal and external networks for the exchange of information and collaboration.
  • Able to identify potential sources of funding.
  • Evidence of engagement in continuous professional development.
  • Understand equal opportunity issues and how they may impact on areas of research
  • Understanding of Health and Safety requirements and experience of carrying out risk assessments
  • Experience of undergraduate teaching is desirable.

 Professional Status

Eligible for Associate Fellow status under the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Standards Framework (desirable)

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership and Fairness and integrity. 

For more information about the role please contact Professor Joanne Brooke at 

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Please be aware that this position will require an Enhanced +Barred List DBS disclosure, please contact HR on 0121 331 6693 for a confidential self-disclosure form should you wish to declare anything in advance.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Tier 2 visa under the points-based immigration system, however, applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Birmingham City University are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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