Research Associate in Health

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £34,189 per annum
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 30/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £34,189 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 1 January 2019 until 30 September 2020

We are looking to recruit a Research Associate for a new NIHR-funded research programme, EQUITY. The overarching aim of the EQUITY NIHR Programme Grant is to Increase patient engagement and enhance the clinical and cost-effectiveness of telephone-delivered psychological interventions in primary care. This will be achieved by working closely with patients and their families, IAPT services and mental health professionals across 4 core research sites (Manchester, Sheffield, York and Cambridge).

The successful applicant will conduct qualitative research, exploring patient and practitioner perspectives on telephone delivered therapies and the organisational context around their use by IAPT services. Additionally, they will be expected to conduct mixed method research to support the development of a multi-component intervention to improve the quality of telephone delivered services, including the preliminary development of a new smartphone app.

This position is offered the first instance, from January 2019 until 30 September 2020, with a possible extension to 30 September 2023. The post is a joint appointment across the Centre for Primary Care and the Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work. It will be based in one location for the purposes of project management.

The successful candidate will have a track record in the delivery of high quality health services research and experience of leading in-depth qualitative interviews, key informant interviews and focus groups with a range of stakeholders. They will have a proven track record of successful data management, awareness of and compliance with research ethics and governance procedures, qualitative analysis and writing up research findings, including publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should have a PhD (awarded) in a health or allied discipline, or equivalent research experience, and be able to work independently and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Penny Bee, Health Service Research


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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