Are you an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can help us improve the quality of critical care in the UK? Enjoy working across a range of exciting studies? Looking to develop your research skills and knowledge of research methodology? If so, we’re looking for a Research Assistant to join our dynamic research team.
The Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) is a health audit and research charity which aims to improve the quality of critical care through the provision of high quality information to those working in critical care. We do this through our fully registered Clinical Trials Unit (supporting a broad range of externally funded research, including randomised controlled trials, observational and methodological studies) and our comparative national clinical audits. Substantial, multi-year grant funding supports our broad portfolio of national and international collaborative research studies conducted to influence and inform the policy and practice of adult and paediatric emergency and critical care in the UK and globally.
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to further develop their skills in research methodology and conduct, to join our team in the Clinical Trials Unit, led by CTU Director, Professor Kathy Rowan, and Head of Research, Paul Mouncey.
You will support Trial Managers and staff in critical care units in the delivery of a range of research studies and clinical trials, initially across our portfolio of paediatric critical care studies. The primary focus will be on the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment funded FIRST-ABC study – two pragmatic, multicentre randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the most effective form of non-invasive respiratory support for critically ill children. Other studies you will be involved in will include COAST – investigating oxygen delivery in Africa for children with severe pneumonia and Depict – assessing access to paediatric intensive care and transport services.
In this role you will:
It is essential that you have a proactive attitude with a clear enthusiasm for conducting clinical research and have experience of working in a research environment. You will have strong administrative and organisational skills will excellent attention to detail. As you will interact with research teams, participating sites and patients or their family members being a good and effective communicator both verbally and written is key.
In return you will receive an annual salary of £25-28k, working for a well-established not for profit in the centre of London. You will also receive a generous benefits package.
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To apply for the role, please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date:18 November 2018 with shortlisting for this role taking place as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been identified.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individual are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.