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Research vacancy @ University of Manchester

Academic Ref: LJR/AH/724/04




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 assistants).

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 months.

Informal enquiries to Professor John Bamford (tel +44 (0)161 275 3932, email john.bamford@man.ac.uk) or Dr Heather Fortnum (tel +44 (0)115 9709765 email heather.fortnum@nottingham.ac.uk ). 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 personnel@man.ac.uk

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 its community.