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12th May 2022
Research and Knowledge Management Officer
Salary range: £28756 - £32344
FTE: 1.0 (35 hours/week)
Closing date: 26/05/2022
The University of Strathclyde has a unique, full-time, open-ended opportunity available within the Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre (DHI), www.dhi-scotland.com.
The Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre (DHI) is Scotland’s national Innovation Centre for digital health and care. DHI is a partnership between the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art, working in collaboration with NHS Scotland to address significant challenges in health and care provision with specific focus on the development, adoption and implementation of improved, digitally-enabled health and care services.
The DHI are looking to appoint a full-time Research and Knowledge Management Officer (RKMO) at grade 6, with the ability to work as part of a fast-paced and dynamic, interdisciplinary, cross-professional and collaborative environment. The RKMO will work as part of the DHI’s Research and Knowledge Management team (RKM), and where required, the wider DHI team, under the supervision of the team lead, Research and Skills Manager.
The RKM team provide an “in-house” research and knowledge management service, geared to informing and supporting the delivery of the government mandated programme of innovation and development by the DHI and its partners. RKM’s research is focused and demand-driven and the outputs include policy reviews, current state mappings, summary documents, fact sheets, market research reports, consultation studies, surveys and more extensive research reports. We also administer the digital health and care related Master’s funding for Scotland, and arrange tailormade workshops and knowledge exchange events.
In this role, you will assist in the delivery of research and knowledge management activities as part of the RKM team. You will assist the team in initial research through conducting literature reviews, gathering information and collating findings, writing up the results of your research and knowledge exchange activities, and contributing to the production of relevant reports and publications. Under the guidance of your senior colleagues, you will participate in research design and data analysis stages of research, as well as liaise directly with external partners to provide support with the terms of the programme. You will also input to administrative activities and assist where required with any other activities as may be reasonably required.
To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a Social Science, Health or Information Sciences related subject; have a track record of research experience with a proven ability to synthesize and interpret complex information. You have a sufficient understanding of the Scottish health and social care landscape. You are intellectually curious and driven to learn and improve your skills, and have excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. You can work both in collaboration with the team but also independently, managing your own workload with general supervision. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. The working environment requires you to flexibly adapt to changing situations and requirements, manage multiple competing demands and modify your work approach to best fit the situation.