Research Associate (0.7 FTE)

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  • Proposed Salary £26,715
  • Career Level Managerial
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Healthcare
  • Qualifications Certificate
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Job Description

UEA has some of the most innovative and highly regarded centres for research in the UK. Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to undertake research within a large team of health services researchers, in order to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a practitioner behaviour change intervention to increase proactive deprescribing in hospital. This research is funded by the NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research stream.

The project aims to refine and test a practitioner behaviour change intervention to increase proactive deprescribing for older people in hospital. The early phases of the research programme will involve refining the intervention targeting the determinants of geriatrician and hospital pharmacist proactive deprescribing, and developing the research procedures for a subsequent cluster randomised controlled trial comparing our intervention with standard care. The latter phases of the research programme include a cluster randomised trial across multiple hospitals to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.  We will also work with our patient and public representative members of the research group to formulate and implement a comprehensive dissemination package.

The post involves close liaison with staff from all participating academic institutions and hospital partners to manage the programme’s dissemination strategy. The post holder (under supervision of the programme manager and principle investigator) will be responsible for the day to day running of the media and social media and contributing to the processes for preparing interim reports for the funder and associated research outputs such as peer reviewed publications. The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Pharmacy.

Essential requirements for this post include, experience working within a health services research group, qualitative research skills, awareness of behavioural science; and being able to meet all of the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification. The research will be based at the University of East Anglia in the School of Pharmacy.

You will be expected to hold a graduate level qualifications (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject with subject knowledge in the relevant area and some research experience and be able to meet all the essential criteria set out it the person specification.

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