Research Assistant, Improving Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals (DeCoDe-H) project University College London, MCPCRD / Division of Psychiatry United Kingdom

Research Assistant, Improving Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals (DeCoDe-H) project

 

UCL Department / DivisionMCPCRD / Division of Psychiatry


Location of position

London


Grade6


Hours Full Time


Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)£30,922 - £32,607 per annum


Duties and Responsibilities


This is an exciting post which gives the opportunity to work with the UCL Division of Psychiatry Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department and the Department of Primary Care and Population Health on an NIHR RfPB -funded project “Improving care in acute hospitals: development and feasibility study of an intervention to promote comfort (DeCoDe-H) project.

 

The post is funded for 17 months in the first instance.


Key Requirements


We are seeking a research assistant familiar or interested in working in mixed-methods research, including collection of qualitative and quantitative data across a range of settings including acute hospitals. The aim of the project is to develop and test the feasibility of a simple, acceptable, and practical intervention to support staff and family carers in identifying pain and maximising comfort (and thus well being) for people with dementia admitted to the acute hospital. We will be piloting the use of exciting new facial analysis technology for detecting pain in people dementia using tablet computers, the first study to do so in the UK. This is a developmental role and the successful applicant will be encouraged to use this post as an opportunity to build their career in dementia research.

 

As part of this study the post holder will be expected to work on data collection and the day to day running of the study supervised and supported by Dr Elizabeth Sampson and Dr Nathan Davies. In particular they will be expected to: assist in gaining regulatory approvals, recruit and collect mixed-methods data from people with dementia, hospital staff and family carers, data entry, conducting semi-structured interviews and assist with thematic analysis, facilitate and assist with co-design workshops and focus groups which will inform the design of the intervention.


Further Details


A job description and person specification can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page.

 

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

 

Informal enquiries should be made to: Dr Elizabeth Sampson (e.sampson@ucl.ac.uk).

 

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Yana Kitova, y.kitova@ucl.ac.uk, tel. 020 7679 9713.

 

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

 

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

 

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.


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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.


Closing Date

27 Mar 2019


Latest time for the submission of applications

23:59


Interview date

10th April 2019


Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.


This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.


This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.


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