Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

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Current opportunities to join the Usher Institute.

A summary of current Usher Institute vacancies is provided below. Applications usually close at 5pm on the noted date.

Please note that all Usher Institute vacancies are advertised on the vacancies section of the University of Edinburgh Jobs website, where it is possible to set up personalised email notifications for future vacancies of interest.

MSc Clinical Trials e-Learning Coordinator

Closing Date: 21 June 2017

Applications are welcomed for the post of MSc Clinical Trials e-Learning Co-ordinator within the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh.

You will provide a learning design and technology service to the online MSc Clinical Trials (MSc CT) programme, organising, supporting and delivering a programme of course design and providing direct support to online students, course organisers and tutors, as well as contributing proactively to programme operation and planning. You will also provide specialist advice and support to academic and support staff in order to promote innovation in learning and teaching and enhance the student experience. 

The post is full-time, 35 hours/week and is fixed term for 2 years. 

Line manager: Michelle Evans, Programme Manager

Salary: UE07 £32,004 to £38,183

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Research Fellow (Mixed Methods)

Closing Date: 22 June 2017

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated research fellow to conduct an EC funded programme to assess how to support South Asian populations in Europe in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The post holder will co-ordinate a work package to validate strategies to optimize existing health promotion policies, including obtaining the regulatory approval required for the study, recruiting professional and patient participants, gathering, analysing and writing up qualitative data. The post holder will also be jointly responsible for a Work Package to generate a mixed-method evidence synthesis of the diverse body of evidence generated by the preceding work packages in the Programme.

Applicants must have a PhD (or near completion) in a relevant area with considerable experience of conducting and analysing research studies using qualitative methods, conducting focus groups. Demonstrable experience of quantitative and qualitative data synthesis is also essential.

The post is part-time (17.5 hours per week) and is available from 1st July until 30th September 2018.

Line manager: Prof Aziz Sheikh

Salary: £32,004 to £38,183 PRO RATA for 17.5 hours, part time

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Research Fellow

Closing Date: 03 July 2017

We are seeking a dynamic research fellow to undertake research activities on the Wellcome Trust Seed Award “Patienthood and Participation in the Digital Era”. Responsibilities will include design, data collection, analysis, and publication; assisting with the development and implementation of a programme of public engagement in conjunction with the research; and contributing to new research initiatives arising from the Award, including the development of grant applications for related projects.

Applicants must have a PhD (or near completion) in bioethics or related social science / humanities discipline (or relevant equivalent experience). Excellent project management and organisational skills with the ability to work independently under appropriate supervision is essential.

The post is full time (35 hours per week), available from July 2017 for 12 months and based in The University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics.

Line manager: Dr Sarah Chan

Salary: UE07  £32,004 to £38,183

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Global Respiratory Health Research Manager

Closing Date: 07 July 2017

We are seeking an enthusiastic Global Respiratory Health Research Manager for this exciting and varied post based within the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. The post holder will be responsible for the set up and day-to-day management of this global respiratory research programme of work and will include liaison with colleagues in Edinburgh, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Pakistan. The post-holder will be expected to operate at a senior level to plan, develop and manage the administrative aspects of this unit and manage and support junior staff.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or near completion) in a health or social science discipline, with substantial (minimum 5 years) senior-level project management experience in an academic environment including experience of financial and staff management. A demonstrable understanding of research methods in healthcare is essential. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work independently, and as part of a team, are all essential also.

The post is full-time (35 hours per week), available from July 2017 and is Fixed Term for 4 years.

Line manager: Professors Aziz Sheikh and Harry Campbell

Salary: UE08  £39,324 to £46,924

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Online Distance Learning Programme Administrator 

Closing Date: 10 July 2017

The Usher Institute supports innovative learning opportunities, strengthened by new online distance learning (ODL) programmes that enable international students to participate in the Edinburgh experience and gain fundamental public health knowledge, skills and expertise.

We are seeking an ODL Programme Administrator to maintain administrative support systems for the Masters in Global eHealth and existing ODL programmes for the Usher Institute. This will include timely coordination of content delivery, assignments and marking, maintenance of student records, communicating with students and staff, populating and monitoring the virtual learning environment, preparing documentation for exam boards, coordinating with central university and supporting digital marketing, amongst other relevant activities. The work demands close attention to detail, the ability to prioritise, identify and achieve deadlines and use good judgement and initiative.

The post is part-time (21 hours per week), available from 01 September 2017 for 6 months.

Line manager: Dr Claudia Pagliari and Dr Liz Grant

Salary: UE05  £21,843 to £25,298, pro rata

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