£14.24 per hour + £1.72 holiday pay
Advertising End Date
19 Jul 2024

Role & Department Overview

Please note: these internships are only available to current PGR students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Faculty of Health and Medicine (FHM) at Lancaster University.

If you apply for this role the information within your application will be shared with the recruiting organisation.

The research assistant will support the Community Dialogue project team who will focus on how to make use of existing knowledge of community needs and priorities, and how to have meaningful dialogue with communities. The key tasks for this role are:

  • Synthesise learnings from previous community conversations across Lancaster District and Lancaster University’s research on new engagement approaches to create outputs and actions and identify any gaps in community representation to date
  • Undertake a rapid review of relevant existing toolkits and workshop these to support the development of a new set of tools and resources for undertaking equitable community conversations, adaptable for different places and communities.

The person will conduct desktop analysis of outputs from previous Community Conversations in the Lancaster District to synthesise learnings, identify gaps and any actions which can be taken. They will also undertake a rapid review of existing toolkits and techniques (academic and non-academic sources) to identify best practices, tools and resources for undertaking equitable community conversations.

Pay Rate: £14.24 per hour + £1.72 holiday pay
Start Date: 6th August 2024
End Date: 30th September 2024
Interview Date: 5th August 2024
Location: Remotely (in the UK) and on the Lancaster University campus
Working Pattern: 120 hours total

Job Description

Main Duties:
  • Conducting desk-based research in community engagement, carrying out academic and non-academic literature searches and producing reviews of the literature to support the delivery of research project.
  • Conducting qualitative data analyses on existing material from focus group conversations and policy documents to synthesise learning and identify gaps where policy action is yet to be taken.
  • Working with project team to deliver this aspect of the project.

Person Specification

Skills Required:
  • Working towards a PhD degree (essential).
  • Experience of reviewing and interpreting research literature from a range of sources (essential).
  • Experience of performing qualitative analysis using a range of methodologies (essential).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to produce written reviews and communicate clearly and effectively (essential).
  • Experience of conducting a systematic/scoping review (desirable).
  • Ability to use NVivo for coding data (desirable).
Working in this role will help develop the following skills and experience:
  • Analysing
  • Exercising professional judgement
  • Flexibility
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Planning and organising
  • Research
  • Resilience
  • Self-motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication

Any queries about this role should be directed to Dr Temidayo Eseonu - [email protected]

You are required to submit a cover letter to support your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, this role is only open to individuals living in the UK.

Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Help and advice on making applications can be found on the Lancaster University Careers pages. Visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers.