Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Health Services Research

Lincoln, United Kingdom
From £33,797 per annum
Nov 27, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 27, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Health and Social Care

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £33,797 per annum
This post is full time, fixed term until 31st August 2022.
Closing Date:   Friday 27 December 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 20 January 2020

We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health Services Research to support our expanding programme of primary and prehospital research. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research on the NIHR funded study, ‘Community First Responders’ role in the current and future rural health and care workforce’, and other related studies as directed by the Chief Investigator, Professor Niroshan Siriwardena.

Professor Siriwardena, director of the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), the research centre of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln, and members of CaHRU undertake independent empirical and operational research relating to quality improvement and innovation in health and social care. Our research has had an important influence on policy and clinical and operational practice in the UK and beyond. 

Based at the University of Lincoln Brayford Campus the Postdoctoral Research Associate will report directly to the centre director. They will also work closely with CaHRU team members and other academic collaborators on the study. The post holder may be required to help supervise the work of more junior researchers.

The successful candidate will be qualified to at least PhD level in a relevant subject. Previous appropriate methods training and experience are essential. They will be involved in all aspects of the research including: helping to organise and manage the project, obtaining necessary ethics permissions; undertaking literature reviews; recruiting patients and staff; collecting participant data from documents, interviews, surveys, consensus events and other sources. They will also be responsible for supporting preparation of reports, conference abstracts, presentations, and journal papers.

Ideally the applicant will have experience of literature reviews, qualitative, quantitative, survey, consensus and mixed methods and should be knowledgeable of and proficient in the use of data analysis packages such as NVivo and SPSS. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well with members of the wider project team and CaHRU staff.

The post is an exciting opportunity for a researcher to join a research centre with an international reputation in applied, translational health research and a dynamic and growing team of academic staff committed to the evaluation of health and social care quality and outcomes.

For all enquiries and further information please contact:

Prof Niro Siriwardena 01522 886939 or email