Job opportunity: Senior Research Assistant (Systematic Reviewer)

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The School of Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire wishes to appoint a senior research assistant in systematic review to support the research and knowledge transfer activities of Biomedical Evidence Synthesis and Translation to Practice (BEST) unit, led by Professor Morris Gordon.

The post holder will undertake Cochrane Review activities as part of NIHR funded works, as well as producing technical summaries as part of international guideline focussed collaborative works.  These will support and likely include authorship on significant impact works and guidelines within the field of Gastroenterology.

With experience of systematic review work, you will have knowledge and understanding of the tasks needed to complete such activities, including selection and extraction, quality assessment, meta-analysis and GRADE analysis.

You will hold a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent and a Master’s degree or higher post-graduate qualification in a related area, including epidemiology, public health and medical specialities. A PhD or Professional Doctorate qualification are not essential requirements but would be desirable.

You must possess excellent communication skills; have an ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and show initiative and innovation. With a professional and flexible approach, you will have a commitment to the missions and values of the University.

Informal enquiries are welcomed - please contact Professor Morris Gordon, Professor of evidence synthesis and systematic review via email in the first instance

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via; if you cannot apply online, please contact the People Team on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number (REQ006365). CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

  • School/Service: School of Medicine
  • Grade: F (£26,641 - £30,497)
  • Hours: Full time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
  • Contract Type: Fixed term contract for 12 months
  • Closing Date: 23 February 2022
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed