Julia Anderson Digital Health Trainee

Job summary

The Julia Anderson Digital Health Trainee will be one of three trainees recruited to the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) as part of a newly launched work experience scheme for current students and recent graduates.

IGHI forms part of Imperial’s strategy to find solutions to global challenges by focusing multidisciplinary research expertise on addressing international issues. IGHI focuses on the delivery of high quality and internationally pertinent research organised around five centres of excellence. These centres are tightly woven within a clinical setting and together form a value-adding and supportive framework for fostering research expertise, translating cutting-edge research and establishing a recognised brand, which readily informs and influences the highest levels of industrial, academic and public sector stakeholders.

The Institute comprises a multidisciplinary team of over 200 clinicians, engineers, scientists, psychologists, policy analysts, data specialists, healthcare managers, economists, industrial designers and entrepreneurs all focused on the co-creation and diffusion of healthcare innovation to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges facing mankind today.

The Digital Health Trainee’s main focus will be to support the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Centre (PSTRC) and Digital Health teams to evaluate the impressions of clinicians and patients and the usability of a new self-management tool that has been developed for people living with bronchiectasis. They will gain hands-on work experience supporting the delivery of digital health activity at IGHI and will receive mentorship and support from IGHI staff throughout their placement.

Benefits for the trainee will be:

  • to develop knowledge and understanding of qualitative data collection techniques and analysis through on-the-job training;
  • to gain experience working in a multidisciplinary team of researchers, designers, clinical staff, patient and public partners; and
  • to gain experience of working in an institute that delivers internationally leading health innovation programmes, influencing design and digital healthcare solutions.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work alongside key staff within IGHI’s PSTRC and Digital Health teams supporting the project team to evaluate a digital self-management tool for people living with bronchiectasis. You will support the day-to-day running of the study with mentorship and support from the Research Assistant and other project team members. You will also support analysis of study results and contribute to preparing and presenting findings of the evaluation using creative and engaging approaches. In doing so you will play a vital role in contributing to developing awareness and understanding of the challenges designing, developing and encouraging people living with chronic health conditions to use digital self-management tools, and how to build on this knowledge to further improve User Experience and usability in future Research / Design.

Essential requirements

You should be due to complete or have already completed an undergraduate or postgraduate certificate or programme in a relevant degree programme (such as healthcare, design, psychology or communications), and have not completed an internship or graduate programme previously. You will have a keen interest in global health challenges or design / digital healthcare and how to address such challenges. The ability to build effective working relationships with a diverse range of people, including working inclusively and as part of a team are paramount. Good interpersonal skills, and the ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion will be key to the role. You will also be interested in developing and learning new skills – particularly in qualitative data analysis.

Further information

This post is offered on a full time and fixed term basis for 8 weeks but would also consider applications for part-time engagement over 12 weeks.

Salary is offered at Professional Services Level 1a, Spine Point 1, based on £22,309 per annum, or equivalent to £1,859 per month.

The role is based at the St. Mary’s Campus (Paddington).

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