Research Assistant


College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

Research Assistant (2 part time posts – 17.5 hours per week)
Vacancy Ref: 030268
Salary: £29,176 – £32,817 per annum, pro rata

We have two exciting opportunities for part time Research Assistants to contribute to LifeChamps, an EU Horizon 2020 funded project that aims to develop and test a collective intelligence platform to offer personalised, preventative and supportive healthcare services to older people with cancer and their families in Europe.

The post holders will work with Dr Grigorios Kotronoulas (Principal Investigator) and the wider consortium to assist in managing and directing this complex and exciting project, and contribute to producing key outputs, including publications and research proposals. These posts offer an opportunity for the successful applicants to become embedded within a multinational and interdisciplinary programme of research on person-led cancer care, which makes use of a broad range of cutting edge methodologies, including co-production and emerging developments in the fields of digital health, big data, and artificial intelligence.

In the first instance, the post holders will undertake a rapid review and critical evidence synthesis of person outcome metrics in the fields of cancer care and geriatrics. The post holders will also identify and recruit key stakeholders to undertake formal consultations to identify and establish the health needs, priority outcomes and care requirements of the older person with cancer at the post-treatment period, and explore stakeholders’ views, preferences and expectations of the developing LifeChamps platform. The post holders will then be fully involved in a 12-month pilot trial of the developed LifeChamps platform and undertake key research activities, including informed consent, participant orientation and support, data collection and data management throughout the trial.

These posts have funding up to 30 November 2022.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Grigorios Kotronoulas, [email protected]

It is anticipated that interviews will be held w/c 27 January 2020.

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Closing date: 19 December 2019

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