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Adelphi Graduate Programme (2023) - Adelphi Values - Research Associate

Biomedical/Pharmacology/Environmental Science/Biology/Chemistry.

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Purpose of the role: Providing research and analysis support to projects focused on the selection, development, evaluation, and implementation of Clinical Outcome Assessments (COA).

Position within Adelphi Values: Reports to the assigned senior staff member for line management purposes and to the project leader within each project.

Your key activities will be conducted under the guidance, support and supervision of more experienced team members, and will include:

  • Performing literature searches, reviewing abstracts and journal articles and assessing existing COA instruments.
  • Developing conceptual models, conceptual frameworks, endpoint models and disease models.
  • Contributing to the development of study protocols and other study documents including interview guides, case report forms, demographic health and information forms and informed consent forms.
  • Preparing submissions for ethical review boards and managing ethical review submissions.
  • Managing recruitment of patients, caregivers or other subjects through recruitment agencies or recruiting clinicians.
  • Conducting, coding, interpreting and analysing qualitative focus groups and interviews (e.g., patient, clinician, and observer), including both concept elicitation and cognitive debriefing interviews. 
  • Contributing to the writing of reports, manuscripts, posters, presentations (both for submission to conferences and also for presenting to clients) and regulatory documents that summarise our research findings.
  • Contributing to client calls and updating clients on project status under the guidance of the project leader and senior lead.
  • Performing all aspects of research tasks allocated by the project leader.
  • Writing elements of proposals as requested.

You will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ability to efficiently produce written documents of high quality in terms of scientific content, style, and grammar, which meet our clients’ needs. 
  • Capability in conducting aspects of qualitative and/or quantitative healthcare research to appropriate standards, with support from more experienced team members. 
  • Ability to assess existing COA instruments. 
  • Attention to detail. 

Behaviours and levels (out of 5) associated with this role include:

Work collaboratively

Level 1 – You: 

  • actively contribute to one or more teams 
  • explore ideas with others 
  • demonstrate respect for others and their views

Level 2 – You also: 

  • proactively share knowledge and ideas 
  • actively seek input from other people or disciplines, appreciate diverse views and incorporate these into decisions appropriately 
  • appreciate expertise both within and outside your discipline   

Develop self and others

Level 1 – You: 

  • understand your strengths and weaknesses 
  • document, own and follow a personal development plan 
  • continually look to improve by seeking and acting on feedback

Level 2 – You also: 

  • keep aware of the capabilities and behaviours of your colleagues 
  • provide others with feedback, recognition and support

Drive for efficiency and performance

Level 1 – You: 

  • understand your role and take ownership of appropriate tasks 
  • set yourself high standards and take accountability for delivering quality work efficiently 
  • manage your time effectively to meet deadlines and business requirements
  • comply with SOPs, follow guidelines and use templates as appropriate 
  • stay occupied and offer any free time to help others

Level 2 – You also: 

  • take a proactive approach in all aspects of your role
  • take an active interest in our business performance 
  • consistently seek out the most efficient ways of working 
  • proactively share your improved ways of working with others

Build client relationships

Level 1 – You: 

  • act as an ‘ambassador’ for Adelphi Values through appropriate, clear and effective interactions with current or potential clients 
  • demonstrate a client-focused mind set

Level 2 – You also:

  • understand the basic needs of our clients 
  • actively seek to address client needs in a manner that builds confidence and trust 
  • assist in maintaining accurate Client Relationship Management information

Decide and do

Level 1 – You: 

  • make timely decisions with appropriate autonomy and act on them 
  • show an appreciation of when and when not to seek guidance 
  • seek clarity on what needs doing once a decision is made and do what’s agreed upon 
  • multi-task and prioritise your actions effectively

Level 2 – You also: 

  • demonstrate ownership and accountability for more complex decisions and actions 
  • thoroughly consider the implications (intended or unintended) of your actions 
  • act with initiative in the absence of all the facts 
  • demonstrate clear, critical thinking when making decisions

Challenge and innovate

Level 1 – You: 

  • regularly review your own ways of working 
  • consider changes to your role and responsibilities that may benefit our business

Level 2 – You also: 

  • understand what our business is about and how we work 
  • suggest ways of better delivering against our six key drivers
  • actively demonstrate critical thinking, developing ideas that challenge assumptions and use sound judgment

Fuel our passionate culture

Level 1 – You:

  • understand your personal impact on others, making every interaction count 
  • demonstrate empathy and personal support for your colleagues 
  • suggest activities or initiatives that keep our culture alive and encourage fun

Level 2 – You also: 

  • appropriately share positive news, successes and amusing stories 
  • reinforce our core behaviours

Your background will include:

Qualifications / Skills / Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, ideally in a relevant subject, such as health psychology, psychology, sociology, or life sciences - Essential
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, such as health psychology, psychology, sociology, public health or life sciences - Desirable
  • Excellent data analysis skills - Essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Essential
  • Knowledge of literature review methods - Essential
  • Some experience of qualitative or quantitative research - Essential

Omnicom Health Group is committed to hiring and developing exceptional talent. We agree that talent is equally distributed, and we’re focused on developing diverse teams that can bring the best solutions to everything we do. We strongly believe that celebrating what makes us different makes us better together. Join us—we look forward to getting to know you.

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Job ID Number: 2022-36185
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: September 30th, 2023
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Bollington (Cheshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Pharmacology

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