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new post: Research Assistant/ Research Fellow in Online Community Building and Web 2.0 for the Medicines Support Unit for Optometrists: Closing Date: 18 April 2008

Patty Kostkova

*** sorry for cross posting ***

 

Dear friends,

 

Please could you forward the ad to your colleagues and friends who might be interested in Web 2.0 research post for medical portal for optometrists.

 

Closing Date: 18 April 2008

 

Thanks,

Patty

 

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Job Ad: http://www.city.ac.uk/jobs/job_ads/acad_research/RH11422.html

Closing Date: 18 April 2008

 

This is a post to support the development of an online Internet portal – Medicines Support Unit for Optometrists. This person will be working jointly with the City ehealth Research Centre (CeRC) (http://www.city.ac.uk/cerc) and the Department of Optometry. CeRC is a multidisciplinary ehealth research centre collaborating with national and international partners on grants funded by prestigious bodies such as the European Commission and the World Health Organisation, DH, NHS, HPA and others. The Department of Optometry and Visual Science has an international reputation for high quality undergraduate and postgraduate optometric education and research. (http://www.city.ac.uk/optometry/)

 

The Research Assistant/ Research Fellow will be developing a Web portal for the Medicines Support Unit for Optometrists working closely with the City ehealth Research Centre on the technical side of the project (CeRC is running the National electronic Library of Infection project (www.neli.org.uk) which will host the new portal) and with the Department of Optometry providing the content input and strategic direction. The aims of this new online portal are:

  • Providing a single-access point for medicines and prescribing information relevant to the optometrist
  • Providing online CET for specialist therapeutic GOC registrants
  • Providing an eCommunity for peer group support in therapeutic prescribing.

The post holder will be responsible for the development of the Online Medicines Support Unit for Optometrists, based on the NeLI technical infrastructure, liaise with the Department of Optometry and external stakeholders to populate the content of the library, design a dataflow to automate the CET points accrual and drive the research into Web 2.0 and Semantic web for virtual medical communities.
 
The post holder will join the vibrant technical team running the National electronic Library of Infection family of projects (www.neli.org.uk) at CeRC. National electronic Library of Infection is a single-access point for evidence-based knowledge around all aspects of infection hosting the National Resource for Infection Control (www.nric.org.uk), Bugs and Drugs on the Web, e-Bug and other projects. The centre’s research expertise covers a wide spectrum of computer science (ontologies, semantic web, adaptability, profiling and weblogs evaluation on the EC-funded SeaLife project (www.city.ac.uk/cerc/projects/sealife.html), online education games for children (the e-bug project: www.city.ac.uk/projects/e-bug.html) and impact studies on various aspects of the delivery of medical knowledge to wide spectrum of professionals and patients (Bugs and Drugs on the Web and NRIC). The postholder will be responsible for driving research into Web 2.0, Semantic Web for online collaboration, virtual community and social networking for healthcare professionals, in particular optometrists.
 

 

 

Dr Patty Kostkova

Senior Research Fellow, Head of Centre

City ehealth Research Centre (CeRC)

City Community and Health Sciences

Tait Building, C332

City University, Northampton Square

London, EC1V 0HB, UK

tel: 0044 207 040 4084

fax: 0044 207 040 8876

www.city.ac.uk/cerc

www.city.ac.uk/cerc/staff/patty.html

 

NeLI: www.neli.org.uk

NRIC: www.nric.org.uk

Bugs and Drugs: www.antibioticresistance.org.uk

TII: www.trainingininfection.org.uk

SeaLife: www.biotec.tu-dresden.de/sealife/

e-Bug: www.e-bug.eu

 

 

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