Research Assistant (RA07/22)

We are looking for a creative and independent analyst to undertake work on agreed research projects relating to health and social care services.


Job reference: RA07/22

Closing date: 10/07/2022 23:59

Salary: c£27,820 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time (Part-time considered)

For more information on this vacancy contact:

020 7631 8450

To apply, please go to the Nuffield Trust recruitment site and complete the online application process by 23:59 on Sunday 10 July. Interviews will be held on Thursday 21 July.

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Do you have strong quantitative analysis skills with the ability to manipulate complex datasets? Are you able to use Excel to produce charts, write functions and create PivotTables? Are you knowledgeable in a range of statistical methods and do you want to develop your ability to apply these in practice using statistics packages (e.g. R, SAS, STATA)?

The Nuffield Trust is looking for a creative and independent analyst to undertake work on agreed research projects relating to health and social care services. You will ensure timely and high-quality delivery under the supervision of project leads. You should have a strong interest in using data analytics to improve health and social care, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

In this role, you will be undertaking specific analyses involving data manipulation, statistical testing, data visualisation and reporting, and contributing to the interpretation of results and design of studies.

We’d really like to meet you if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a subject requiring a high level of quantitative analytical skill
  • Capability in quantitative analysis and the manipulation of large and complex datasets
  • A willingness to learn new methods and skills in research analysis and commitment to development
  • Experience of synthesising findings from a wide range of information sources, with an ability to identify and explore appropriate evidence to test arguments
  • The ability to communicate complex issues for a variety of audiences

Key benefits:

In addition to working with smart, kind people on a key priority for the UK, we offer:

  • Flexible working – we’ve implemented flexi-time; support hybrid working; and will consider all flexible working requests from your first day
  • Pension contributions – our contribution to your pension is a generous 14%
  • Holidays – we offer 28 days plus bank holidays, rising to 30 days after five years
  • Parental leave – we offer enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay.

To learn more about these roles, please download a copy of the relevant candidate brief.

To apply, please go to The Nuffield Trust Recruitment site and complete the online application process by 11:59pm on Sunday 10 July.

The application process includes the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to work at the Nuffield Trust? (300 words)
  2. What will you bring to this role? (300 words)
  3. Using the information here ( please answer the following questions (400 words total):
    1. What are the three main points you would highlight about how effective carers policy is?
    2. What research or further analysis would you want to undertake to understand the experience of carers or policy related to carers?
    3. What data sources would you want to use?

If you want, you can also draw on information you know from other sources too, or your own experience.

Please note that the diversity monitoring questions are optional and will not be shared with the selection panel. The selection panel will only have access to your CV and your statement of suitability for the post.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the receipt of two satisfactory references. Applicants must also have the right to work in the UK. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

The Nuffield Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We wish to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and appointed solely on their suitability for the post irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Strictly no agencies.