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Research Assistant/Research Associate Systematic Reviewer

18 days ago: University of Cambridge

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Research Assistant or postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct a systematic literature review on out-of-hours hospital admissions for patients close to the end of life.

Patients approaching the end of life often need care outside of working hours. There are known challenges in providing end-of-life care at this time, and out-of-hours staff may not be able to maintain them at home and may instead instigate hospital care. Whilst hospital offers accessible care, it is often considered unsuitable for end-of-life care. Understanding why these admissions occur is known to be concern to patients, families, clinicians, commissioners and policy-makers.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting this review, including: developing and running a robust search strategy, deciding appropriate inclusion criteria, title screening, abstract and paper reviewing, weighting papers, data extraction and synthesis, and disseminating findings. To assist this work, they will establish and work with a patient and public involvement group who will support the review based on their experience of end-of-life care.

The successful candidate will be supported by an experienced information scientist and a supervisory team comprising Dr Sarah Hoare, Prof. Mike Kelly and Dr Stephen Barclay. They will be a member of the Primary Care Unit's Palliative and End-of-Life Care Group, a warm and collegiate environment for pursuing research in the challenging area of end-of-life care.

Applicants should have experience of literature reviewing, writing research publications, strong organisational and interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate research results to diverse audiences. A PhD in a relevant discipline such as social sciences or health services research or an equivalent level of professional qualifications or equivalent experience is essential for appointment at Research Associate level. Applicants for Research Assistant level should have a degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent level of professional qualifications or equivalent experience.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be, awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded (PhD needs to be awarded within 6 months of the start date). If an individual has not submitted a PhD or is not working towards one they could be appointed as a Research Assistant if they have either a degree (and/or Master's) in a relevant area or equivalent experience

The post is jointly funded by the Royal College of General Practitioners and Marie Curie Care.

This post is full-time. We would welcome applications for part-time working of no less than 75% FTE.

Location - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR (approx. 2 miles south of city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Sarah Hoare () or Dr Stephen Barclay ()

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd June 2019 with interviews on Thursday 27th June 2019.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SN19014 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


We are seeking an experienced Research Assistant or postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct a systematic literature review on out-of-hours hospital admissions for patients close to the end of life. Patients approaching the end of life often need care outside of working hours. There are known challenges in providing end-of-life care at this time, and out-of-hours staff may not be able to maintain them at home and may instead instigate hospital care. Whilst hospital offers accessible care, it is often considered unsuitable for end-of-life care. Understanding why these admissions occur is known to be concern to patients, families, clinicians, commissioners and policy-makers.The...