Current Vacancies in ScHARR
Vacancies can be accessed by selecting the reference number for each post.
Design, Trials and Statistics (DTS)
Job Title: Data Management Assistant / Data Management Officer
Grade 4, £18,412 to £20,624 per annum
Grade 5, £21,220 to £24,565 per annum
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months.
Closing date: 5 April 2017
Applications are invited for the post of Data Management Assistant/Data Management Officer within the Clinical Trials
Research Unit (CTRU) in the School of Health and Related Research.
In collaboration with senior data management staff, you will be responsible for aspects of data management, ranging from the
design of data capture tools through to data clean up and reporting on a number of research studies. This will be facilitated
by an excellent understanding of data management, along with an ability to communicate data issues effectively. You will
have excellent IT skills (including various Microsoft office packages), excellent written and verbal communication skills, and
an ability to plan and progress work activities to meet tight deadline.
The successful applicant will be appointed to Grade 4 or Grade 5 dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.
Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS)
Job Title: Theme Administrator
Salary: Grade 6, £25,298 to £29,301 per annum pro-rata
This post is part-time (17.5 hours per week) and fixed-term until 31 December 2018.
Closing date: 30 March 2017
The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Yorkshire and the Humber (CLAHRC YH) is led by the Universities of Sheffield, Bradford and York, and hosted by the Sheffield Teaching Hospital. It is a collaboration of partners including the NHS, Local Authorities, Charities, Industry and not-for-profit patient advocacy organisation and is comprised of 9 themes of related research. Together the CLAHRC YH conducts applied research in health, public health and social care to improve people’s health. The Health Economics and Outcome Measurement (HEOM) theme is one of the nine themes in CLAHRC YH. The overall aim of the HEOM Theme is to improve patient care by providing healthcare decision makers with the best evidence possible to make the best choices for their patients.
You will work within the Health Economic and Decision Science (HEDS) Section (http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/heds) of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) as administrator to the Health Economics and Outcome Measurement (HEOM) theme in CLAHRC YH.
You will be required to work closely with the HEOM Theme Management Team, particularly with the Theme Lead, to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the projects that together form the work programme and to ensure the delivery of the Theme strategy and the prioritisation of research within the Theme. Acting as the main point of contact for the Theme, you will provide administrative support for the development of new research proposals and the delivery of research projects by monitoring project progression and reporting areas of concern to the Theme Lead.
You should be experienced in providing administrative support to multi-disciplinary projects across multiple organisations, preferably in a research/academic/health economics and outcomes measurement environment. This requires the application of established project administration methods and University finance and contracting systems. You will be a competent user of the Microsoft Office suite, an excellent organiser, have a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, a confidential approach and you will have budget-management and project administration experience.
Public Health (PH)
Job Title: Research Associate in Global Public Health Nutrition
Salary: Grade 7, £30,175 to £38.183 per annum pro-rata
This post is part-time (28 hours per week) and fixed-term until 31 March 2019.
Closing date: 3 April 2017
Based in ScHARR’s Section of Public Health, you will work across two research projects led by Professor Michelle Holdsworth
investigating dietary transitions in African cities. The projects will synthesis existing evidence and generate new evidence that
accounts for the environments that people live in to help develop effective strategies to promote healthier diets in African
You will be involved in developing research tools and supporting the collection of qualitative and quantitative data. You will
assist in ensuring that all research is conducted in accordance with relevant legislation and within the requirements of
research ethics and governance. Other duties will include the preparation and dissemination of the research findings and the
opportunity to forge relationships with others in ScHARR, the Universities of Loughborough and Liverpool, as well as
academic colleagues overseas in France, Ghana and Kenya.
You should have a good Masters degree in Nutrition, preferably with a focus on nutrition in the global south and ideally be
close to completing a PhD in Public Health Nutrition relevant to the global south. Experience of undertaking research in low
and middle income country settings and experience of interdisciplinary research methods in nutrition, including assessing
dietary intake and drivers of food consumption are also requirements for this post.
You will also be required to travel overseas (particularly African countries) to carry out the research.