Research Assistant Vacancy


Brief Description of the Role:

Born in Bradford (BiB) is an internationally acclaimed applied research programme which aims to improve health and wellbeing through the development and evaluation of interventions to promote health, and the application of research into practice . BiB hosts two birth cohort studies: the Born in Bradford cohort, and Born in Bradford’s Better Start (BiBBS), both of which harness routine data from numerous organisations to evaluate children’s health and wellbeing. Born in Bradford hosts the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub, a partnership between BiB and the Universities of York, Leeds, Leeds Beckett and Bradford, which provides evaluation of more than 20 interventions delivered by partners across the NHS, Early Years Services and the voluntary and community sectors.

We are looking for two Research Assistants to play a key role in a feasibility trial of one such locally developed language intervention delivered through the BSB programme. The postholders will work in the community administering language assessments with young children and conducting qualitative research with families and community workers. They will work closely with colleagues in the University of York, BiB and with the service provider. They will have a degree in psychology or a related discipline, knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, experience of working with children and excellent interpersonal skills.

For informal enquires please contact the trial Chief Investigator, Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane:

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, final salary pension scheme including life assurance cover and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 29.07.18 (This date may change dependent on the response)

Interview Date: 06.08.18

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