Research Fellow, Health Research

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £38,460 per annum
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Further your Research Career with Edinburgh Napier University

We are currently looking for a Research Fellow in Health Research to join our School of Health & Social Care on a full time basis for 18 months. You will be working closely with Dr David Whiteley and collaborators from other Higher Education Establishments, the NHS and the Scottish Drugs Forum on a study developing a GP-led model of hepatitis C treatment in Scotland, based at Edinburgh Napier University.

We aim to create research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today's and tomorrow's world. Our GBP 60 million, purpose built science and health campus in Sighthill houses industry grade equipment which allows our students to develop expert analytical and technical skills. It is for reasons such as this we are ranked number one in the UK for nurturing student talent. 

The role 

As Research Fellow, you will lead on the recruitment of key stakeholders in collaboration with the NHS Research Scotland Primary Care Network and the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF). You will conduct in depth interviews with clinicians and workers in the third sector, and work with the SDF to support peer-researchers to interview people with hepatitis C.  You will analyse the generated data, and aid dissemination of the results.  You will also be responsible for drafting  reports, and will be expected to plan, organise and coordinate various elements of the study throughout its duration.

Please note this role requires travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow as required to carry out the research.

What are we looking for

Essential requirements:

  • PhD in relevant area or Post Graduate qualification in research methods
  • Proven project management abilities
  • undergraduate degree  in a relevant area, e.g., Nursing, Allied Health professions, social sciences or Psychology
  • Experience of analysing qualitative data using NVivo or similar 
  • Experience of conducting qualitative interviews 
  • Exceptional communication skills including oral presentation and report writing skills

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience and knowledge of the treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Experience of utilizing behaviour change theoretical frameworks in health related qualitative analysis

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefit package. This includes a minimum of 41 days annual leave a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: Grade 5, GBP 32,236 - GBP 38,460 per annum 

Additional Information

Closing date: 16th June 2019 (midnight GMT)

Interviews: expected to be conducted Week Commencing 1st July 2019

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. For further information on this, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here