Research Assistant in Rehabilitation, Ageing and Well-being
University of Nottingham School of Medicine
United Kingdom

Research Assistant (Part time, Fixed term)

Closing Date
Thursday, 5th December 2019
Job Type
Division of Rehabilitation, Ageing & Well-being, School of Medicine, QMC, Nottingham
£27511 to £30046 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience.

Applications are invited for the above post based in the School of Medicine (Division of Rehabilitation Ageing and Wellbeing), to work on the NIHR HTA funded study RETurn to work After stroKE (RETAKE).

RETAKE is a multi-centre UK trial to evaluate the clinical and effectiveness of supporting stroke survivors to return to work using early stroke specialist vocational rehabilitation. The study is led by Nottingham and the trial co-ordinated by the Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit.

The role will include recruitment of participants, collection and analysis of quantitative data and collection and analysis of qualitative data (interviews, focus groups, and ethnographic observations). It will also involve assisting with writing for publication in peer reviewed journals, presenting findings at conferences and meetings and disseminating findings to study participants, service providers and commissioners via a range of methods and media. 

This part-time (30 hours per week) post is available from 1st December 2019 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31st of October 2020. The person appointed will be based in the Division of Rehabilitation, Ageing and Wellbeing, in the School of Medicine, at the University of Nottingham and will work with another Research Assistant, two research fellows, a research administrator, and be accountable to Dr Kathryn Radford. 

We are especially interested in candidates with a research profile in acquired brain injury including stroke and return to work. 

Candidates must have a BSc (or equivalent) in Psychology or an equivalent relevant subject, and ideally have a Masters degree in a relevant field and some professional experience in health or social care. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Kate Radford tel: 0115 8230226 or email: Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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