Research Assistant in Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University

Research Assistant in Applied Health Research
Location: School of Health & Life Sciences/Institute for Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University
Grade: 5
Salary Scale: £25,251 - £29,249 (Point 24 - 29)
Contract: 35 hours/week (fixed term for 12 months)
Closing Date: 11 April 2012 at 5pm
Ref: HR1345

Research title: Tailored stroke self-management - developing and testing a nurse-led, self-management support intervention

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and suitably qualified researcher to contribute to the development and evaluation of a nurse-led tailored self-management intervention for people affected by stroke.  The research is a collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian University and Edinburgh Napier University.   The role will involve working as part of a successful research team and with patients and carers, professionals and key stakeholders involved in the provision of stroke care/services from across Scotland and will involve the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and have a background in nursing, allied health professions, psychology or sociology with clinical experience or a research interest in stroke.  He/she should be highly motivated, well organised and capable of working as a team as well as individually.  They should also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to stroke research and a desire for improving outcomes for stroke survivors.  The successful candidate will have experience of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including literature review skills, and ideally have experience of working with people with aphasia and/or other communication impairments either in a clinical or research environment.  The position is funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing (Empowerment Programme Grant) until March/April 2013.

The research is part of a developing programme of work around self-management, long term conditions and stroke based within the Health Improvement and Protection Research Group in the Institute for Applied Health Research, GCU. GCU is a leading international University committed to excellence in research and education with key areas of research focussing on interventions to protect health and prevent ill health, promoting health in later life and neurological rehabilitation.

The closing date for this post is 11th April at 5pm.

For an informal discussion or for further information about the role please contact Dr Lisa Kidd on 0141 331 8902 or at>.  For an application form, please visit<>.

Glasgow Caledonian University is a registered Scottish charity, number SC021474

Winner: Times Higher Education's Widening Participation Initiative of the Year 2009 and Herald Society's Education Initiative of the Year 2009.,6219,en.html

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