Job: Research Associate for ECLIPSE

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Research Associate: observational studies of the use of infusion devices in hospitals
University College London, UCL Interaction Centre

Starting Salary (Grade 7), currently £32,699 – £39,523 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Main Purpose
Applications are invited for the post of Post-doctoral Research Associate in the UCL Interaction Centre ( to work under the supervision of Prof. Ann Blandford and with other members of the ECLIPSE and CHI+MED project teams. The aim of the studies is to make medical devices safer. The successful candidate will work with clinicians and patients to run a series of observational studies on the use of infusion devices in hospitals. Early studies will mirror previous studies that have already taken place in the US, focusing on the prevalence and types of errors that occur with infusion devices across a range of clinical contexts. Later, in-depth studies will involve detailed observations in selected wards to better understand the causes and consequences of deviations from clinical protocol. Throughout the project, we will be working with hospital staff to identify best practices and develop guidance on the selection and deployment of infusion devices and the delivery of infusion therapies. The postholder will also be expected to contribute to the writing of manuscripts and presentation of the data at conferences.

The post is available from October 2014, for 28 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements
Applicants should have obtained a PhD in a relevant subject (e.g., pharmacy, nursing or Human–Computer Interaction). A strong background in qualitative and quantitative research methods and experience of working in healthcare is desirable. Applicants should have demonstrated potential for excellent research (e.g., as evidenced by their publication track record in international journals) and the ability to work as part of a research team is essential.

Further Details
For instructions on how to apply, and for a job description and person specification, please go to: ECLIPSE follows on from, and builds on, work in the CHI+MED project.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Ann Blandford ( or Dr Dominic Furniss ( Enquiries about the application process should be made to Dr Richard Young (

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 13th August 2014. Interviews will be held on 10th September 2014.

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