Research Associate, Research Division - Picker Institute Europe
Picker is an Oxford-based charity with an international reputation as a key authority in the measurement and improvement of patient experience. Our mission is to make person-centred health and social care a reality for everyone. Researching and measuring the experiences of patients, service users, and staff are key areas of our work. We conduct qualitative and quantitative social research to investigate issues related to people's experiences of care and organisations' efforts to improve services.
The Research Division
The Research Division is responsible for Picker's research planning and delivery. Our portfolio includes a mix of longer-term development work and shorter projects, using a range of methodologies, focused on the delivery of high quality evidence and resources.
In addition, the Division coordinates the NHS's national staff and patient survey programmes on behalf of NHS England and CQC respectively. The programmes are led by the Head of Survey Coordination and include a range of large scale and high profile surveys, which are typically designed centrally but administrated locally by NHS organisations.
The role of Research Associate
Reporting to a Senior Research Associate, you will deliver research and survey projects, including preparation of proposals, use of quantitative and qualitative research methods, literature reviews, report writing, liaising with clients, and ensuring timely delivery of research activities. You will also help to disseminate research findings by preparing and delivering presentations and other outputs for various audiences including clients, collaborators, academic audiences, healthcare staff, members of the public and other stakeholders.
This varied and rewarding role will require previous research experience and an appreciation of the variety of quantitative and qualitative approaches available to collect feedback. The ability to work collaboratively, while operating in a self-motivated and independent fashion is key, together with robust analytical skills, written/oral commuication and attention to detail.
There are two roles available - one is a permanent role and the other is a Fixed Term Contract for 9-12 months.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a C.V and covering letter by email via the button below. In your covering letter please describe your suitability for the role and identify the role you are applying for by quoting the unique reference number (Permanent role: RARC0617 Fixed Term role: RACW0617). You can download a copy of the job description for both roles below.
Please note that the salary given will be pro-rata for the Fixed Term Contract.
Closing date for applications is Friday 28 th July 2017.
No agencies please.