Research Associate

What we are looking for

We are looking for a highly motivated entry level Research Associate with a passion for applying and enhancing their healthcare research skills in a challenging and rapid-moving field. You will have a recent undergraduate or postgraduate degree (BSc, MSc, or similar) in health psychology, psychology, psychological research methods, sociology, or life sciences. Work experience in a related research or health setting is desirable but not essential. You should ideally have knowledge and experience of literature review methodology, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and research design including data collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination. Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, organizational skills  and very close attention to detail are essential, along with a teamwork ethos and an appetite for working in a fast-paced, fun environment. You must have eligibility to work in the UK.

How you fit in

You will join a dynamic team of researchers with a passion for excellence in research and client service. You will have a genuine interest in understanding, evaluating, and communicating the patient perspective. You will have the opportunity to learn about many different diseases, health conditions and to develop your skills in a range of different research methodologies including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research.

You will be involved in studies focused on the selection, development, and psychometric validation, of patient-reported outcomes and other clinical outcome assessments (COAs). You will be involved in a range of research activities including conducting literature reviews, developing study protocols (both qualitative and quantitative), developing statistical analyses plans, preparing study documentation for ethical review (both UK and international), recruitment of study participants, interviewing of participants, data analysis, the reporting of study findings, and writing conference abstracts/posters and journal manuscripts. You will be involved in multiple projects at any one time so good communication and organizational skills are essential for this role.

What we offer

We believe in rewarding high performance, so our benefits package includes a competitive salary, performance-related rewards, health insurance, generous pension, and on-site gym membership. We provide support for training and development, along with opportunities for progression. The position is based in the pretty village of Bollington, near Macclesfield, 40 minutes south of Manchester, UK. Currently, the PCO team is working from home due to the covid-19 pandemic. When it’s possible to return to the office it will be preferable for you to be within commuting distance of Bollington but we will consider more remote working within the UK provided there is a willingness to occasionally visit the office. Due to the global nature of our business, travel opportunities will also exist within the role following the pandemic.

Recruiters: Adelphi Values does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Recruitment agencies should not send resumes to our HR team or to any of our employees. We are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies.

Applicants: Legislation requires us to ensure that all candidates hold valid documents supporting their identity and their entitlement to work in the UK. At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK.