Graduate Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Exeter)

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2020.12.04
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The College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter are seeking an experienced systematic reviewer to join a small, focussed team that conduct responsive, high quality systematic reviews to address NHS priorities relating to the organisation and delivery of health services.  These reviews are directly commissioned by the NIHR’s Health Services and Delivery Research programme.  This work represents an exciting opportunity to conduct innovative evidence syntheses which will directly influence NHS services and/or inform the research that is commissioned by the National Institute of Health Research. 

Within the team, the successful applicant will also be involved in close collaboration with health service, social care and other topic experts and methods advisers in the South West and nationally.  Each review will be conducted by a team of two reviewers, an information specialist, a senior academic lead, plus methods or topic specialist advisers where needed.   The reviews are likely to require the synthesis of both quantitative and qualitative evidence, and both published research studies, ‘grey literature’ and other non-research evidence and therefore may require the development and use innovative methods. 

The main responsibilities include the design and conduct of systematic reviews to high (publishable) standards and to agreed deadlines, to act as either lead or second reviewer, in all steps of the systematic review process working closely with the information specialist, service topic/content experts, NHS managers/staff, and methods experts where necessary; to write up the systematic reviews for a variety of audiences and to present the findings of the reviews at academic conferences or to other relevant audiences or stakeholders.

The closing date is 3 January 2021.

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