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Research Assistant

Company: The University of Manchester    Location: Manchester
A part-time Research Assistant is required to support a project investigating the potential benefits of dance for people with Parkinsons disease. The Body, Eyes and Movement (BEAM) lab is working with researchers, dance practitioners, physiotherapists and people living with Parkinsons, to co-develop and evaluate a therapeutic dance programme targeting symptoms that affect movement and communication.

You will assist in various aspects of the project, including collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data, helping to organise and evaluate workshops, and facilitating discussions and focus groups. You will also be expected to contribute to writing of papers, presentation of findings, and other relevant tasks as required by the project.

You should have a BSc in a health-related discipline, knowledge of Parkinsons disease and neurorehabilitation, experience of working with clinical populations in research and/or rehabilitation settings, and experience of working with healthcare professionals and multidisciplinary teams. Research skills should include literature review and qualitative analysis.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Judith Bek

Email: judith.bek@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 306 0430

General enquiries:
Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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