Research Support Assistant 0.2 fte (fixed term up to 18 months)

Liverpool John Moores University

Salary Range

£25,138 – £29,605 pro rata per annum


School of Psychology

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is a distinctive, unique institution, rooted in the Liverpool City Region and with a global presence. Our students and staff, past, present, and future, are the beating heart of our city and can be found in every corner of every industry and community. We couldn’t exist anywhere else and have shaped the city in which we belong. Working with the people of Liverpool to improve lives and support communities is at the heart of why we were founded and why we exist today. 

The Faculty of Health works collaboratively across a range of health disciplines to meet the demands of health and the community. We work closely with a wide range of both public and private sector organisations to ensure our students have the knowledge, skills and experience to meet the demands of the increasingly challenging health sector. 

The School of Psychology provides unique opportunities for students to gain knowledge across different fields within psychology and has a broad and varied range of taught programmes. The school is involved in extensive research and collaborates with academics in every continent across the world. 

We are now looking for a Research Support Assistant to work with a small group of academics and clinicians on a research study  –  Reducing Emergency Admissions for Patients with Cancer Complications and/or Co-morbidities (REAP- CCC). 

The REAP-CCC project is funded by The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and will explore the views and experiences of patients, families and professionals concerning the availability of services, the reasons for presenting at the emergency department, and the factors leading to emergency admissions of patients with cancer (type 3 presentation). 

You will support the principal investigator and research team in finalising the study materials, collecting and analysing the qualitative data and completing the final report. Key to this role will be supporting the co-ordination of the study, which will involve liaison with the research and clinical teams.   

For further information about the role please contact Prof Helen Poole h.m.[email protected]  or Dr Lynda Appleton [email protected]

In return, we offer an excellent benefits package including generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, induction, and development support as well as family-friendly policies. 

This is an exciting time to join LJMU in our bicentenary year and with the launch of our new strategic plan.  

If you feel that this is the role you have been looking for and your skills and experience can make a real difference at LJMU, we look forward to hearing from you. 

LJMU is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all background and communities irrespective of age, transgender status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or belief.  All our appointments are made on merit.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

LJMU are committed to adhering to the Principles set out in the Researcher Development Concordat; in line with this all fixed-term researchers will be supported to complete 10 days professional development activities per year (pro-rata). 

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