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Senior Research Assistant (Speech and Language Therapy) (5956)

The VAMCAST project is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research. The project is managed by Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester Metropolitan University.


About the role:

The project aims to validate a communication screening tool designed to improve access to communication support for people with communication difficulties during mental capacity assessments.

The project will recruit participants who are stroke survivors living at home in the Greater Manchester area, stroke survivors in hospital, and health care professionals. 

The successful applicant will be required to contribute to participant recruitment, data collection and analysis, and research dissemination activities.

The successful applicant will be managed by Mark Jayes but be required to work independently and remotely at times (for example, when collecting data in participants' homes).

Previous research experience is desirable.

Previous experience of working with people with communication difficulties is desirable.  

Ability to drive, clean driving license and access to vehicle are essential.


This position is fixed term (20 months) and we are ideally looking to have a start date of March 2023


To apply:

Please submit a CV and covering letter via the online portal.


You will also receive an additional discretionary payment of 2% per annum, which is in recognition of staff contribution to the University's achievements and which will be added to your base salary each month until 31st July 2023.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester Birley Campus
53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, UK, M15 6GX
  • Location:
    Manchester Birley Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Health & Education
  • Salary:
    Grade 6 (£27,929 to £31,411) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£28,488 to £32,039)
  • Closing Date:
    8 February 2023
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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