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Research Assistant

School of Health Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £29,515 to £31,302
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 26 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 September 2019
Interview Date:  Monday 16 September 2019
Reference:  056119

The Workforce Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) Research Group in the School of Health Sciences is excited to be advertising for a Research Assistant to work on a project aimed at improving the effectiveness of cancer multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) across Surrey and Sussex.  The project involves supporting the implementation and evaluation of an intervention package within 11 MDTMs across several tumour types.  The intervention package comprises two tools that are already developed (MDT-FIT to help teams to evaluate and plan improvements to their teamworking; and MDT-QUic to support teams to ensure adequacy of patient information in MDTMs) and a third component that will involve the development of a streamlining protocol (to prioritise complex patient cases for MDTM discussion) using a modified Delphi consensus method.

We are looking for a researcher with excellent project management and research skills gained through research conducted in the NHS, together with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and who is able to work independently but also create and nurture a remote team culture.  The successful candidate will be individually responsible for coordinating and undertaking the implementation of the interventions within 3-4 MDTs (working alongside two Research Fellows who will support the remaining MDTs to ensure synthesis of methods and analysis across all 11 MDTs).  The postholder will be expected to collect all required quantitative and qualitative data from their designated sites, and contribute to the analysis of both, therefore mixed methods experience is essential. Previous knowledge and experience of undertaking applied healthcare research would be an advantage and a keen interest in the organisation of healthcare (particularly in cancer services) is desirable.  Ability and willingness to travel within Surrey and Sussex and work flexible hours (including outside office hours) is essential.

This is a fixed-term full time post for up to 12 months.

In addition to salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes salary, pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

The University of Surrey ranked 10th in The Guardian league table for 2018 and is the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

Sitting within the University’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences has achieved substantial success and is currently ranked 3rd by the Complete University Guide 2018 and 4th by the Times and Sunday Time Good University Guide 2018. The School is a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education and is in the top 10 in the UK for research following the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment. In addition to this, we have been awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Further information about the University and the School of Health Sciences can be found at   For an informal discussion please contact Dr Cath Taylor:

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