Research Fellow AIM Study, Qualitative Methods

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587 per annum
13 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Primary Care Research Centre

Location:  Aldermoor Health Centre
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 30/09/2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 19 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1545821LG

A position is available in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Southampton for a Senior Research Fellow in Qualitative Methods.  The position is based at Aldermoor Health Centre in the Primary Care Research Centre, School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education but will be carried out remotely. The project aims to develop and validate population clusters that consider health and social care determinants and subsequent need for people with multiple long-term conditions within large national databases. The research will use data-driven artificial intelligence methods that will be compared to expert-driven approaches. This is alongside substantial qualitative work packages to establish key biological, psycho-social, economical and environmental variables that are necessary considerations in the delivery of integrated and tailored health care. 

The applicant will support the Chief Investigator in the timely delivery of the grant. They will oversee junior research fellows and students, obtain study approvals, co-ordinate study meetings and contribute to primary data collection (interviews) and qualitative analysis. This programme of work is funded by the NIHR.

You will be educated to degree level and must have a PhD in a health-related field or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in qualitative research. You will be able to work to deadlines and manage your time independently. You will possess excellent organisational skills. Previous experience of qualitative research and in particular interviewing participants is essential, along with experience on research related to integrated health and social care in multimorbidity. This post is offered full-time until 30/09/2023.                                                     

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Hajira Dambha-Miller at  

 Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  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.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application. References are requested along with your application, so please allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1545821LG on all correspondence.

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