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Research assistant - Fixed Term (15 months)

College of Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare

Salary:   £29,623 to £42,830 per annum
Release Date:   Friday 27 September 2019
Closing Date:   Monday 14 October 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 23 October 2019
Reference:   NURS196

The Richard Wells Research Centre (RWR) is a nursing and allied health care research centre within the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare at the University of West London.  Find out more about our work at

The College provides undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses for a range of health and social care professions including, nursing, midwifery, social work, paramedics and operating department practitioners. The RWR hosts a number of research groups, the largest of which is the Healthcare Infection and Patient Safety Group. Trusts in both London and Berkshire and private, voluntary and independent sector organisations

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to support a National Institute of Health Research funded project which focuses on improving care for people living in residential care who have swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). 

The study aims to investigate what needs to be changed in residential care homes to increase adherence to safe nutrition and hydration care for people with dysphagia; and determine the appropriateness, acceptability and potential for a link practitioner role to reduce adverse events by supporting staff to deliver safer nutrition and hydration care. 

The post is based at Brentford in West London and the post holder will be required to travel to research sites for the purposes of data collection.

The post holder will have a degree in a relevant health or health professional subject e.g. Health Promotion, Public Health, Nursing, Midwifery, Healthcare or Psychology.  They will be required to work on a range of research activities; experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods including interviewing skills and data analysis is required. In addition, applicants must have experience of conducting small scale research projects and preferably have previously worked in a research support role.

If you would like further information about this post please contact Professor Jennie Wilson 0208 209 4175

Interviews will take place week commencing 21 October 2019. 

An Enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment)

The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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