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Research Assistant

Life & Health Sciences

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £28,660 per annum (pro-rata)
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 Years)
Basis:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 10 March 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 19 March 2019
Reference:  R190052

Evaluating the ‘Cook Together Eat Together’ project to reduce social isolation and improve nutrition in older adults

Applications are invited for a researcher to work on a mixed methods research project, designed to evaluate the impact of the ‘Cook Together Eat Together’ project being run by Groundwork in Coventry. The post is part time (10 hours per week) for a fixed term of 36 months.  The successful applicant will be based in the Aston University Psychology Department and the post will involve some travel within the West Midlands. 

Working with researchers from Aston University Psychology Department and in collaboration with Groundwork, our charity partners you will carry out qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis with older adults and with charity volunteers. You will have a strong understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and experience of managing research projects and writing up research findings in scientific reports to a high standard.  You will join an established team of Health Psychologists within the Aston University Applied Health Research group (

The post holder will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

For further information about this position, please refer to the job description and person specification. For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Rebecca Knibb on +44 (0)121 204 3402, (

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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