UHI is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 12 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Senior Research Associate (0.8 FTE)

Salary range £31,601 - £33,523 pa pro rata
Durationuntil 31st May 2023
Working hours28 hours per week
Closing Date08 August 2022

The post provides an opportunity to lead on the delivery of two innovative co-design projects, while working with an experienced research team.  The first project is the Experience-based Modifications of the Bed Band ReAlised through Co-dEsign Project (EMBRACE) funded via the Health and Life Science Innovation Funds.  The project will require the post holder to facilitate recruitment of people with upper mobility conditions and their carers who may benefit from using the Bed Band positional cushion.  Data collection will involve online Teams or telephone interviews to obtain users feedback and suggestions to adapt and improve the Bed Band.  The postholder will lead the analysis and assist with dissemination of the findings.

The second project is a Blended Approach to Dementia Training for Excellence [BADTE].  The aim of this project is to evaluate the dementia training delivered across three different contexts [ Care Homes, Home Care and Nurse Higher Education] using a blended approach for the first time.  This will involve recruitment, qualitative interviews and data analysis, as well as the analysis of a quantitative survey data.

Interviews will be held via video-conferencing on 18 August 2022.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the HR Office at HR@uhi.ac.uk.