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EFIC are seeking one or more ‘Research Project Assistants’ to support its growing portfolio of research activities.

Current activities requiring support include:

  • Supporting EFIC’s role within EU-funded research and educational projects, including dissemination activities, coordinating work-packages, organizing workshops and surveys, assisting with literature reviews and expert consultations.​
  • Supporting the development of EFIC’s contribution to proposals for research and educational projects and background work to facilitate an expanded role for EFIC in future​
  • Supporting EFIC’s educational activities, namely the EFIC Academy and the educational basis for the e-learning tools and examination content​
  • Serving as a host of webinars for the EFIC Academy, acting as a presenter and moderator capable of reflecting on the scientific content of the presentations


Person specification – essential:

  • Passionate researcher, student or research-interested clinician
  • Interested in pain-related research with a capability to engage on a broad range of pain science topics in relation to the activities above
  • Flexible and willing to expand their skillset beyond standard research activities (e.g. project management, science communication, event organisation, presentation skills)
  • Team player who is able to engage with the wider EFIC team and support their work
  • Excellent written and spoken English – additional languages an advantage
  • Flexible working schedule that allows EFIC work to be undertaken within a Monday-Friday time-frame – enabling communication with other team members – it would be difficult to foresee this role being possible if you are working a standard 9-5 schedule from Monday to Friday.
  • Willingness to see an advantage in supporting EFIC’s research projects beyond the personal advantage provided to the individual.
  • Competent in use of technology to support remote work (OneDrive, Teams, Zoom etc)


Person specification – desirable:

  • Familiarity with EFIC’s educational work an advantage
  • Experience with Moodle an advantage
  • Experience in grant application writing and familiarity with EU funding schemes an advantage

Fee and conditions:

  • There are no fixed hours for the role, though we expect an average of 4-8 hours/week initially.
  • The role will be based on a services contract basis, either for a self-employed person or to be paid to the individual’s employer for their services provided.
  • The hourly rate will be provided in line with published salary scales for researchers (to be discussed in interview).
  • The role will be based on remote working, though travel will be possible for work meetings when needed.
  • Line management will come from EFIC’s Research Projects Advisor and Executive Director.


If you wish to apply, please send your resume and motivation letter to

Application deadline: 29 February 2024