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VACANCY: Research Assistant

Vacancy ID: 5528

Location: Leicester

Department: Diabetes Research Centre

Vacancy terms: Full-time (or part-time to minimum of 0.6FTE, 22.5 hours per week), fixed term contract until 30 September 2024

Salary details: Grade 6 £28,756 to £33,039 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 05 Jul 2022

About the role

In this role you will work within the Diabetes Research Centre, to provide research support and co-ordination of the day-to-day running of the NIHR ARC-EM funded studies and other relevant projects. You will also assist the wider research group with the current programme of research being conducted, by undertaking independent research under guidance, direction and supervision, and undertaking clearly defined research tasks according to agreed protocols. 

Responsibilities of the will include: supporting the Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands research team in the acquisition, evaluation and /or interpretation of data and other specialised information; carry out analyses, tests and critical evaluations using agreed techniques, novel approaches and/or models such as systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative evidence; prepare and undertake high-quality data analysis and tests using appropriate techniques and novel approaches and summarise those findings, record, and disseminate where appropriate to members of the research group.

About you

To be considered for the role as a Research Assistant you will have completed a first degree in a relevant subject and have experience of contributing to a randomised controlled trial and conducting research in an applied health or social care setting. You will have excellent organisational, communication and problem solving skills. You will also need to have the ability to work both independently and as part of a research team, to complete research aims to agreed timeframes.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Carol Akroyd on

Applications for job share will be considered. 

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

How to apply 

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Published on: 16 Jun 2022