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Research Project Support Officer – iSupport for dementia caregivers

23rd February, 2021

Job Number : BU02333
School of Health Sciences
Salary Information
Salary: £26,715 p.a. (on Grade 6)
Contract Duration
29 months (1st April 2021 until 31st August 2023)
Closing Date

We are looking for a highly motivated research project support officer to work on a randomised controlled trial and feasibility study, examining the effects of an e-health intervention ‘iSupport’ for reducing distress of dementia caregivers, especially in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
This is an NIHR PHR-funded study involving multi-centre collaborations between Bangor University (the lead organisation), the University of Strathclyde, University College London, Carers Trust Wales, Alzheimer’s Scotland, and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, with input from the World Health Organisation.
The study aims to recruit 356 dementia carers aged 18+ in England, Wales and Scotland and will examine:
• the effectiveness of iSupport in reducing distress
• what aspects of iSupport carers like the most, and what might put them off
• the potential costs and benefits of iSupport
As part of the research, a feasibility study will adapt iSupport for younger carers (age 11-17).
The purpose of the job is to support the successful completion of the iSupport project from inception to dissemination, under direction of the Project PIs. The main duties will include assisting with the Welsh adaptation of iSupport, liaising with team constructing the iSupport internet platform (the Pan American Health Organisation/PAHO), developing audio recordings, the recruitment of research participants (dementia caregivers), undertaking interviews for qualitative and quantitative data collection, data entry and contributing to the facilitation of research, stakeholder and experts by experience meetings.
The successful candidate will join the DSDC Wales Research Centre, in the School of Health Sciences, Bangor University. They are expected to commence 1st April 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and the post is full-time, available until 31st August 2023.
They will be accountable to the Chief Investigator, Professor Gill Windle, and will report to and work closely with all the project investigators.
Candidates should possess a good honours degree (e.g. 2:1 or 1st class) in health sciences, social sciences or psychology.
The ability to communicate in Welsh is essential for this post.
Interviews will take place: 26th March, 2021.
Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Professor Gill Windle 

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