Community Research Assistant Vacancy

We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic individual to play a key role in the recruitment of a new cohort study and BiB Growing Up study. This is a rare opportunity to be part of an initiative which will have real impact on improving the life chances of young children within Bradford alongside peers and acknowledged experts in the field. Better Start Bradford has been awarded £49 million from the National Lottery to help parents give their children the best start in life. As a component of Better Start Bradford, the Innovation Hub will unite leading academics from the Universities of York, Bradford, Leeds and Leeds Beckett to establish a new birth cohort and provide a centre for evaluation of effectiveness of innovations. Our aims are to improving well-being, communication and language development and nutrition and obesity in pregnant women and 0-3 year olds. The programme will combine the exciting potential of Better Start Bradford to transform the health and well-being of a new generation of children, with the world-leading expertise of the Born in Bradford research cohort

The post holder will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of day to day running of both the Better Start cohort study and the BiB cohort study. You will be involved in the recruitment of families by working alongside antenatal clinic at Bradford Royal Infirmary, arranging and undertaking home visits; conducting semi structured interviews; obtaining measurements from mothers, partners and young children. You will also be contributing to the recruitment of families recruited to the BIB cohort, working on the Growing Up study to conduct follow up of Born in Bradford children aged 8-10 years old and their parents. The community research assistant will be trained to take blood samples from adults and children as part of the data collection process.

You will have experience of working with children in a community/health setting, be organised and able to work under your own initiative to meet tight deadlines as well as having an approachable and friendly manner. The post is fixed term for 1 year.

For informal enquires please contact: Shaheen Akhtar, BiB programme Coordinator – Email , Tel: 01274 383915 or Dagmar Waiblinger, BiB Lead Research Midwife [Email: , Tel: 01274 383317

Born in Bradford is a registered charity (no. 1061753) This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, subsidised restaurants, Excellent pension scheme including life assurance cover and childcare facilities.

Closing Date: 15.05.18 (This date may change dependent on the response)

Interview Date: 29/30.05.18

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