Research Assistant (RA11/2019)

We are looking to recruit a Research Assistant.


Job reference: RA11/2019

Closing date: 06/10/2019 23:59

Salary: c£25,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time (Flexible working 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 midnight on Sunday 6 October. Interviews will be held on Thursday 17 October.

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Do you have an interest in health care and health policy? Do you have strong quantitative analysis skills and are you motivated to develop your analytical abilities within a dynamic, supportive and highly-skilled team? Do you have excellent written and verbal communication skills?

The Nuffield Trust is looking for an independent and creative person, with a desire to learn new skills and apply innovative research methods in the manipulation and analysis of a range of datasets.

You will be supporting projects across the Trust, focusing on quantitative analysis, with the aim of understanding how health and care is changing in the UK and ultimately to drive improvement.

You’ll spend your time:

  • Undertaking analysis on projects relating to health and health services, ensuring timely and high-quality delivery under the supervision of project leads
  • Undertaking specific analyses involving data manipulation, statistical testing and reporting, to contribute to the interpretation of results and design of studies
  • Liaising with others across the Trust, and with external collaborators, to support the exchange of information and ideas about shared work themes
  • Contributing to the effective management of projects and ensuring research processes are adhered to
  • Writing in a range of formats to disseminate the results of research and analysis
  • Contributing to written and oral presentations to internal and external audiences

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
  • Experience of synthesising findings from literature reviews with an ability to identify and apply appropriate evidence to support an argument
  • Knowledge of a range of statistical methods and ability to apply these in practice using statistics packages
  • Good communication skills in presenting complex issues for a variety of audiences
  • Proven ability working to strict deadlines delivering high-quality output, managing your own time to suit changing priorities and deadlines

To learn more about the role, please download a copy of the candidate brief.

To apply, please go to The Nuffield Trust Recruitment site and complete the online application process by midnight on Sunday 6 October. Interviews will be held on Thursday 17 October.

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 and candidates providing proof of their right to work in the United Kingdom.

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 ethnicity, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, marital / civil partnership status or religion / belief.

Strictly no agencies.