Senior Research Fellow, Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,152 to £49,553 Pro rata per annum
Thursday, 15 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 13 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Fixed Term (0.5FTE for 24 months)
Closing Date:  Friday 13 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1434821CF

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Assistant to work on a NIHR ARC Wessex funded study “Personalised Primary care for Patients with Multimorbidity (PP4M) – a primary care service improvement initiative” within our Long Term Conditions theme.  A multimorbidity template recently developed by Ardens, the leading supplier of general practice template in England, will be adapted to support personalised care. It will be supplied at no additional cost to practices subscribing to Ardens (about 50% of all practices). In this project we will support and encourage implementation of the multimorbidity template across multiple primary care networks, investigate facilitators and barriers to implementation, and provide evidence of impact in meeting the aims of the Comprehensive Model for Personalised Care.

Candidates should have a PhD or very near to completion, in a Social Science or Health related discipline (or equivalent professional experience). The successful candidate will be a researcher with knowledge and experience of relevant long-term conditions, quantitative and qualitative research and with experience of conducting research with implementation and commissioning groups. They will need to demonstrate an ability to organise their own workload, plan research activities to a high standard and to deadlines and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge and understanding of personalised assessment and implementation of initiatives in clinical practice would be an advantage.

ARC Wessex is an organisation funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) with a remit to support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. The NIHR ARC Wessex is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public within and beyond the Wessex region. 

ARC Wessex conducts applied health research with the aims to improve outcomes for patients and public; improve quality, delivery and efficiency of health and care services; increase the sustainability of health and care systems locally and nationally, through collaborative partnership. It has four thematic programmes of work: Ageing and Dementia, Healthy Communities, Long Term Conditions and Workforce & Health systems. We have a close relationship with our stakeholders within the region, which include a wide range of NHS organisations, local universities, charities, local authorities and others.

The post is available on a 0.5 FTE basis and will be based at School of Health Sciences, Highfield Campus. The employing organisation is the University of Southampton which offers a competitive salary, pension scheme and other benefits.

The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded, the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Mari Carmen Portillo (

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1434821CF on all correspondence.