Research Associate – OPTIC Study – Bristol

Research Associate – OPTIC Study

University of Bristol



The role

We are looking for a junior researcher to join the team working on a prestigious NIHR funded Programme Development Grant study. The OPTIC study aims to find out what the best way to identify and manage delirium that occurs on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is.

The role is employed within Bristol Medical School and overseen by the Health Services and Policy Research Department at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The post holder could be based at either institution or remotely. The postholder would need to be available for regular meetings.

What will you be doing?

You will be carrying out a psychometric review of existing screening instruments for Intensive Care Delirium to appraise the psychometric evidence for acceptability, reliability, validity and responsiveness and make recommendations about their use. This will involve literature searches, evidence appraisal and assimilation.

You will provide regular progress reports to the study team, prior to team meetings as well as contribute to presentation of research findings.

You should apply if

  • Candidates should have a health-related degree (medicine, psychology etc) and have completed or be working towards an MSc or similar in a related discipline (psychology, public health, health services etc)
  • You should have excellent writing skills and an ability to communicate research to colleagues from a variety of disciplines.
  • You should also have interest in and some understanding of psychometric methods and a willingness to learn these techniques
  • You must be able to work to deadlines, experience of Microsoft office applications and be able to work both independently and as part of the OPTIC team

Additional information

Contract type: Open ended with for 12 months 

Work pattern:Part time / 0.4 FTE

Grade:Grade I / Pathway 2

Salary:£35,333 – £39,745 per annum (pro rata)

School/Unit:Bristol Medical School

Shift pattern:14 hours per week 

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 26/03/2023

For informal queries please contact: Dr Sarah Smith [email protected],  Dr Ben Gibbison [email protected]

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