Research Assistant

Job summary

The National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Northwest London include several themes including multimorbidity which aims to improve the quality and coordination of care of people with multimorbidity and frailty by supporting people living with more than one condition. This post will support the delivery and evaluation of projects within the Multimorbidity theme that will focus on the implementation of evidence...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01837
  • Date posted 21 May 2020
  • Closing date 11 June 2020

Job description

Job summary

The National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Northwest London include several themes including multimorbidity which aims to improve the quality and coordination of care of people with multimorbidity and frailty by supporting people living with more than one condition.

This post will support the delivery and evaluation of projects within the Multimorbidity theme that will focus on the implementation of evidence from health research into everyday practice and the impact on quality of care and health outcomes.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work with the team including applied researchers to support implementation and the collation/analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.

As part of the post, you will need the ability to persuade, influence and troubleshoot with the project teams in difficult situations, and you will be capable of dealing professionally with conflict and resistance to change.

You will be responsible for the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and write up findings to support the evaluation of the ARC. You will conduct structured literature searches of academic databases and play an active role in the academic life of the ARC including attendance and contribution to seminars.

Essential requirements


  • A first degree or equivalent – e.g. BSc / BA in healthcare discipline or other appropriate discipline.

  • Knowledge of quality improvement or evaluation methods

  • Knowledge of basic research methods and statistical procedures

  • Knowledge of general laboratory practice, techniques and instrumentation

  • Previous experience in a research laboratory environment

  • Ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature

  • Ability to develop and apply new concepts

  • Creative approach to problem-solving

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people

Further information

The post is full-time, fixed term for 12 months in the first instance

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Dasha Nicholls - d.nicholls@imperial.ac.uk 

For technical issues when applying online please email: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.