Vacancy ID:
4320
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Allied Health Professions
Vacancy terms:
Part-time (0.6FTE, 21 hours per week), fixed term contract for 12 months
Salary details:
Grade 5 £22,847 to £27,116 per annum pro rata
Hours per week:
22.2
01 Feb 2022
About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Administrator to join the Behavioural Medicine research group at the University of Leicester. The post holder will support a recently funded National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research project which aims to support patients who are struggling to take their medicines as prescribed by their doctor. You will work closely with Kumud Kantilal (Senior Research Associate), Dr Sion Scott and Prof Debi Bhattacharya (co-chief investigators).

You will be an integral member of the research team and the main duties will be to oversee day-to-day administrative activities to support successful delivery of the project. Working with the team to build relationships with our key stakeholders, including organisations representing patients, healthcare practitioners and commissioners, will be a core part of the role. You will be directly involved in the co-ordination and management of data entry. In the initial stages of the project, you will be involved in developing and analysing an online survey for patients, healthcare practitioners and researchers across the world to capture their thoughts on the important things to measure in studies supporting patients to take their medicines as prescribed. In the latter stages of the project, you will organise and supported facilitation of virtual workshops to design strategies to support patients to take their medicines as prescribed.

The person appointed will also be the first point of contact for both external and internal enquiries.

You will need to be an enthusiastic, flexible candidate with experience in working with research teams. You will also be expected to be proactive and highly organised.

The research team operates a flexible-hybrid working model and everyone is supported to contribute effectively to ensuring that milestones are delivered in a timely manner.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Sion Scott on s.scott@leicester.ac.uk

Applications for job share will be considered.
 
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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