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Please note interviews will take place on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 May only.
We are looking for a flexible part time* (see below) researcher to join a research collaboration between Brisbane, Australia and KCL. The project is a feasibility study of an online, facilitated, intervention called the Women?s Wellness with Diabetes Programme. The Australian team are leading the development of the intervention, hosting the online infrastructure for the programme delivery, recruiting 45 participants and managing some of the electronic data collection and analysis. The UK team are supporting the intervention development, recruiting 45 participants mostly via social media and undertaking data collection and some analysis. The participants are midlife women age 45-65yrs with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. The programme aims to prevent the development of secondary complications of diabetes. The study aims to evaluate the feasibility of the online intervention and of the research protocol. The researcher will be engaged in finalising the UK protocol, preparing the ethical submission, developing social media networks to facilitate recruitment of participants, undertaking informed consent and completing baseline data collection remotely via skype. Further funding may be available to continue with follow up data collection, NHS recruitment if needed, data analysis and contributing to a paper for publication. There may be research activities related to other studies as requested by the lead researcher from time to time.
*55 days minimum over a 6-8 month period starting May 2016. Flexible working required as the project has busy and quiet periods. Must be available at least 60% FTE in May/June. There may be periods of 4-6 weeks where no work is required e.g whilst we await ethical permission to commence. The post may suit someone undertaking their own post-graduate studies who can work around the ebb and flow of their own project whilst gaining extended research experience and income alongside.
QualificationsDegree in a health related discipline
Master?s degree with research components in a health related area OR equivalent experience
SkillsQualitative and quantitative research experience in health care settings (Essential)
Experience of NHS ethics application process (Essential)
Experience of recruiting participants to research studies (Essential)
Ability to grasp information quickly and deliver tasks to deadlines (Essential)
Working in a team (Essential)
Good communication skills (Essential)
Social media experience (Essential)
Experience of research in one of the following, diabetes, long term conditions, women?s health or e-interventions (Desirable)
Good level of understanding of the National Health Service (Desirable)
Academic writing in English (Desirable)