- Research Assistant (2 posts)
Research Assistant (2 posts)
Nuffield Department of Medicine, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Oxford
Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 per annum (with a discretionary range of £35,845 - £38,017 per annum)
We are seeking two Research Assistants to join the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) to conduct a living systematic review that aims to provide an open, accessible and frequently updated resource, to summarise the characteristics of COVID-19 clinical trial registrations. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Institute's world-leading team. We actively encourage scientists from all disease backgrounds, with the necessary experience, to apply.
As a Research Assistant, you will work with the IDDO review team, and MD volunteers based globally, to maintain a 'living' systematic search of relevant clinical trials and studies being registered in the context of COVID-19. Your primary responsibilities will be to extract relevant data into the REDCap database for all included clinical trial registrations identified from the frequently updated systematic searches following an established data dictionary; to aid in the quality control and cross checking of data extracted, ensuring validated double extraction is completed for all records; and to check, validate and clean data. Additional work may include development of analytical tools and resources appropriate to the work in collaboration with members of the research team. You will also identify and troubleshoot technical or scientific problems, and assist in the write up of statistical analysis and results, which can be used for relevant sections of manuscripts and presentations.
You will be educated to Undergraduate level in a related scientific subject with an excellent academic record, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. It is essential that you have relevant experience and a sound understanding of clinical trials, clinical research and public health research. You will also have a familiarity with systematic reviews and data entry management. You will be fluent in written and spoken English and have excellent communication skills.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is fixed-term for 6 months and funding is provided by Exxon Mobil.
Only applications received before 12 midday on 24 September 2020 will be considered. Please quote 147309 on all correspondence.
For more information about the role.