Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is recruiting a Research Assistant, Data Management, to work within the Schools Health Research Network (SHRN) within DECIPHer.
In this role you will contribute to the Schools Health Research Network (SHRN) through the development and implementation of rigorous data collection and management processes and systems. To support SHRN outputs and research funding bids and contribute to the overall research performance of DECIPHer, the School of Social Sciences and Cardiff University, carrying out research leading to positive social impact.
This is a full-time post, 35 hours per week, starting as soon as possible and fixed term to 31st March 2022.
Salary £27,511 – £31,866 per annum (Grade 5)
Job Category Academic – Research
Responsible to Dr Gillian Hewitt
Date advert posted Tuesday 12 January 2021
Closing date Tuesday, 9 February 2021
- To support the development and implementation of SHRN data management processes and systems.
- To ensure that work is undertaken and documented in a regulatory compliant way and be prepared for regular audits and inspections, as well as contributing to the development of the quality management system for the area of data management.
- To support the conduct of the biennial national SHRN survey.
- To support quantitative analyses of and development of peer-reviewed publications using data generated by SHRN.
- To contribute to the development of research funding bids across DECIPHer research programmes.
- To contribute to the overall research performance of DECIPHer, the School of Social Sciences, and University.
- To analyse and communicate complex ideas, concepts and data using appropriate methods and software packages.
- To resolve issues and support senior colleagues in devising procedures required to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
- To present research at team meetings, through publications, at conferences, and to external partners as appropriate.
- To develop, maintain and update areas of specialist knowledge, researching and critically appraising relevant literature where appropriate.
- To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance.
- Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.
- A degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues associated with conducting large scale surveys, data management and appropriate legal and ethical frameworks.
- Experience of quantitative methods.
- Proven ability to analyse complex information and summarise appropriately.
- Experience of working successfully with policy and practice partners.
- Proven communication skills, including presentations to various audiences.
- Excellent organisational and team-working skills.
- Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and teamworking within projects.
- Proven commitment to public health improvement research.
- Excellent knowledge of research methods and techniques within specialist field.
- Postgraduate degree at Masters or PhD level (or nearing completion / submission) in a related subject area or relevant experience.
- Evidence of working successfully within DECIPHer research programme areas.
- Proven ability to work without close supervision.
- A full driving license and access to a vehicle.
- Welsh speaker.