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Clinical Research Associate/Business Analyst

University of Leicester

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Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

Vacancy terms:

Full-time, fixed term contract for 2 years

Salary details:

£27,000 to £31,000 per annum plus a £4,000 personal development budget

Hours per week:


Advert closes midnight on:

10 Oct 2021

About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Data Science/ Data Analytics post-graduate to work closely with PJ Care Limited in order to establish a novel methodology and processes to improve personal care planning and management in PJ Care’s centres with the objective to better respond to the needs of residents with neurological conditions. PJ Care is based in Peterborough, a cathedral city with a rich heritage, in Cambridgeshire, 40 minutes from Cambridge, and an hour by train from London.What can you expect from this job?

  • You will be responsible for leading and delivering a challenging and strategic R&D project that directly impacts the business, with the opportunity to be a champion of real change.
  • You will receive specialist input and support from an academic team with specialist knowledge and experience relevant to the project.
  • You will be working with and supported by senior leadership from a leading healthcare company providing excellent business experience and project management expertise.
  • We will provide a £4,000 training budget that is tailored to your personal development needs, along with two free residential management training courses at the beginning of the project.
  • You will have the opportunity to deliver high impact outcomes within a business, whilst learning at the same time – a significant contribution to your long-term career progression.

Company information

PJ Care is a leading provider of specialist neurological care and neuro-rehabilitation for adults suffering from neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, Motor neurone diseases, Huntington’s disease, etc.). The company uses a person-centred approach to care provision, and its care homes are designed to promote the highest quality of life for every individual.


The post is based at PJ Care’s Eagle Wood Neurological Care Centre located in Bretton Way, Peterborough.Contract Information£27,000-£31,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience, plus a £4,000 personal development budget.This appointment is for a period of 24 months on a fixed term contract basis with a strong possibility of conversion into a permanent R&D role at PJ Care Ltd subject to performance and suitable role availability.The post is based at PJ Care’s Eagle Wood Neurological Care Centre located in Bretton Way, Peterborough and the employment is through the University of LeicesterAbout youWith a PhD which involves research using quantitative data science/data analysis and either a BSc or MSc in a cognate subject, the associate should have the following skill set and expertise to be successful in this role:

  • Working with modern statistical software and statistical and data computing methods*
  • Programming in open access and source statistical software packages, specifically ‘R’*
  • Independently initiate, plan, and implement research (with a record of research achievement) *
  • Presenting (orally and written) data methods and findings so they can be understood and used by non-experts*.
  • Writing up research findings for academic dissemination and discussion*

It is also essential that the Associate:

  • Extensive research data management skills, and able to use different databases and formats*.
  •  High levels of IT literacy with regularly used software in organisation (i.e. Microsoft Office)*
  • Able to positively and effectively work and communicate with experts and non-experts across an organisation*
  • Take responsibility and effectively work as part of a team and independently (plan and prioritise own work).*
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills*
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Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor John Maltby on will take place on 22nd October 2021.As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.


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