Vacancy Details

Research Associate

A 6 month Research Associate opportunity with an independent professional body and registered charity in London

Sue Hill Recruitment
Date Posted 20/07/18
Reference: DR/25302

About the company

Our client, an independent professional body and registered charity has a requirement for a Research Associate to work on a 6-month contract in London. This position will report directly to the CEO and Co-Director

What you'll be doing

Specific duties and responsibilities
1. Keeping the Transplant Library database up to date
- Develop and run complex search strategies in online bibliographic databases
- Identify relevant randomised controlled trials, good quality systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines for inclusion in the Transplant Library
- Analyse, interpret and make judgements about scientific information and whether it should be added to the Transplant Library
- Search clinical trial registries to identify relevant ongoing randomised controlled trials
- Identify studies that are based on registry data
- Independently extract information from articles and add the additional content to the database
- Process the Transplant Library updates via the publisher's servers
- Be accountable for uploading and maintaining the content of the Transplant Library
- Take an active role in discussions about new functionality or strategies to improve the user experience
- Monitor the performance of the Transplant Library, respond to queries and solve any issues that impact on the Transplant Library's performance
- Provide training or give presentations on how to use the library
- Take an active role in promoting the Transplant Library
- Be the first point of contact to provide assistance to users
- Liaise with the publishers to solve technical issues and complete the annual reload process

2. Contributing to the research projects
- Independently initiate primary research projects. This involves searching for background literature, designing the study protocol, collecting data, analysing data using appropriate statistics, interpreting the outcomes and writing scientific manuscripts.
- To review and critically appraise research articles.
- To independently conduct monthly quality assessments for randomised controlled trials to be added to the Transplant Library using the international Jadad scoring system.
- To critically appraise Clinical Practice Guidelines to be added to the Transplant Library using the AGREE II tool. Following completion of the AGREE II training, the post-holder would be required to critically assess and record judgements regarding the quality of guidelines added to the Library.
- Independently submit congress abstracts to scientific meetings and disseminate research findings by presenting at scientific meetings.
- To develop and carry out literature searches, making use of the most appropriate sources including both online searching and hand searching of the grey literature sources e.g. conference proceedings
- Analyse, interpret and make judgments about scientific information
- To contribute to the production of systematic reviews. This requires literature searching, extracting clinical data, statistical data analysis, interpretation of statistical analyses and writing scientific manuscripts.
- Publish research projects in scientific journals
- To provide support for staff at the Centre in a flexible, efficient and professional manner

- The post-holder is expected to represent the client in a professional manner in relation to his or her responsibilities and in ensuring their own continuing professional development.
- Undertake such duties appropriate to the grade, as required by the Director.

Why you’ll be hired

To be considered for this role you will:
- Be proficient in specialist reference management software (EndNote)
- Have excellent information science skills with the ability to interpret health and medical terms
- Have exceptional attention to detail
- Have strong IT skills
- Have excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners both within and outside the Centre
- Have gained training in an appropriate health-related discipline
- Be experienced in carrying out systematic reviews
- Have demonstrable working knowledge of literature searching.
- Be well-organised, with good communication skills and a keen eye for detail
- Have a basic knowledge of medicine (essential), whilst any knowledge of transplantation would be useful.
- Be responsible for managing your time and prioritising your workload.
- Be able to demonstrate that you can work effectively as part of a team as well as independently.

Why you should apply

This is a role that requires an exceptionally focused candidate who can work alone and provide exceptional quality of work
This role is paying a salary between £26,500 - £31,500
If you are interested in learning more: Please get in touch on 020 7378 5459 or on [email protected]

TFPL Suehill
Sue Hill Recruitment and TFPL Limited are part of the Progility Group