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Research vacancy @ University of Manchester
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES
HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND DEAFNESS GROUP
RESEARCH ASSISTANT: School Entry Hearing Screen
The University of Manchester, in collaboration with the Universities of
Birmingham and Nottingham, has been funded by the NHS R&D Health Technology
Assessment programme to review the School Entry Hearing Screen (SES). The
project involves a survey of current practice throughout the UK, a
systematic review of alternative approaches to the current screen, and
economic analyses/cost effectiveness modelling of alternatives.
You will coordinate the research under the guidance of Dr Heather Fortnum
(Nottingham) and Prof John Bamford (Manchester). Duties will include
managing ethical approval applications, survey questionnaire development,
data entry and analyses from the survey, further data collection at a
limited number of sites (you should be prepared to travel and stay
overnight when necessary), report-writing, and coordination of the three
strands of the research (including team meetings with another research
Applications are invited from postgraduates or postdoctorates with an
interest or background in any of the following: hearing, audiology,
epidemiology, social science, psychology, community health, public health.
The person appointed will be a good communicator, a team player, have the
ability to work independently and show initiative. Knowledge of databases,
basic data analyses skills, and good writing skills are highly desirable.
Salary scale is between £18,893-£28,279 depending upon qualifications and
experience. Starting date October 1st 2004 (negotiable) fixed term for 18
Informal enquiries to Professor John Bamford (tel +44 (0)161 275 3932,
email email@example.com) or Dr Heather Fortnum (tel +44 (0)115 9709765
email firstname.lastname@example.org ). Further information about the HCD
group can be found at http://www.hcd.man.ac.uk/ Potential applicants are
welcome to arrange an informal visit to HCD.
Application forms and further particulars are available at
http://www.man.ac.uk/news/vacancies or from the Office of the Director of
Personnel, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL:
++44(0)161 275 2028; fax ++(0)161 275 2471; Minicom (for the hearing
impaired): ++(0)161 275 7889; email email@example.com
Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 15th July. Interviews
will be held on Thursday 22nd July.
UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester will form a single
university from autumn 2004. Both universities guarantee to all staff in
their employment at the time a post in the new institution at a salary
level and with conditions of service equivalent to those they currently
enjoy. This guarantee also applies to any staff recruited in the meantime
who will be in post when the single university is formed.
The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity
and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of