Job: Research Assistant in Criminal Justice and Health at the University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln, College of Social Science, School of Health and Social Care
Salary: £26,829
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Research Assistant with relevant research skills and experience to undertake criminal justice and health research funded by the National Institute for Health Research and under supervision of Dr Coral Sirdifield in the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU).

Based at the University of Lincoln Brayford Campus, the Research Assistant will also work closely with members of the project steering group and external advisory group, including service user representatives where this is needed.

The Research Assistant will report directly to Dr Sirdifield and will also be provided with support from other members of the research team as needed.

You will be involved in all aspects of the research project, including: undertaking a narrative systematic literature review; conducting thematic analysis of documents; and conducting interviews and surveys with staff from a variety of criminal justice and health related organisations across England. You will also contribute to the preparation of reports, conference abstracts, presentations, and journal articles.

Ideally you will have experience of systematic reviews, qualitative and survey methods. You should be knowledgeable of and proficient in the use of data analysis packages such as NVivo and SPSS. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to liaise with members of the project team.

You will be qualified to at least honour’s degree level in a relevant subject (1st, 2.1 or equivalent). Previous appropriate methods training and experience in systematic literature reviews and conducting interviews/surveys is desirable. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. Proven knowledge of writing for publication would be an advantage.

Closing date: Sunday 12th February 2017

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