Research Assistant in prevention of eye diseases (qualitative research)

ARU is ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Their research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. They deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. ARU's academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of the research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, they were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading music therapy work.

About ARU:

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities.  Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

 

About the Role:

An excellent opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic researcher to join the Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI). VERI is part of the new School of Medicine. In the latest Research Excellence Framework review, VERI’s research was rated as world leading. 

 

You’ll work within a multi-disciplinary research team on projects to explore innovative public health ways of preventing eye diseases, and to co-develop interventions that will improve health literacy and other determinants around eye disease prevention. Working with various partners and stakeholders, you will co-develop projects that will reduce the risk of eye diseases, both in people who are underserved and in the wider community.  You will be expected to develop research projects using appropriate techniques and methods, write up and disseminate research results, and apply for further funding. 

 

With a first degree in Public health, Allied, Medicine or Psychology, and a higher (Master or PhD)  in public health, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the wider determinants of health and show innovative ways to reduce the risk of eye diseases in the community in order to reduce the burden on secondary eyecare.  You will have an enthusiastic and flexible approach and good interpersonal and negotiating skills, exhibit experience of having worked with a number of partners and stakeholders. You will have experience of working with people who are undereseved as well as wider communities. Experience in Vision and Eye Research is not essential. 

 

Informal enquiries can be made to Shahina Pardhan, Professor & Director of VERU at Shahina.pardhan@aru.ac.uk.

 

Find out more about working with us.

 

We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

 

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

 

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 

 

Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.  

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

 

 

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