Research Fellow in REDUCE Study

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587 per annum
06 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 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 28/02/2023 - Maternity Cover)
Closing Date:  Friday 17 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1623021LG

This post provides an excellent opportunity for one whole time (or two half-time) experienced primary care researcher(s) to spend up to 12 months for maternity cover conducting quantitative and qualitative research interviews and analysis. You will be a member of the team working on the NIHR funded multicentre REDUCE research programme, which is trialling novel Internet and telephone support to help people come off inappropriate long-term antidepressant treatment.

This post is led by the Chief Investigator Professor Tony Kendrick, entitled REviewing long term anti-Depressant Use by Careful monitoring in Everyday practice (the REDUCE programme).  It is a collaborative programme between the Universities of Southampton, Liverpool, York, Hull, and UCL, together with staff at the Solent NHS Trust involved in the administration, monitoring, and hosting of the grant.

The purpose of this post is to carry out quantitative and qualitative research interviews with patients withdrawing from antidepressants, and general practitioners (GPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and psychological practitioners involved in supervising patient withdrawal, in general practices in the Southampton area.

The post holder will be expected to function largely autonomously, and take responsibility for conducting practice visits, and individual interviews with patients and clinical staff, with the support of the Chief Investigator, the Programme Manager, and the rest of the study team. The post holder will be expected to follow research protocols and study procedures, liaise effectively with research collaborators, and assist with any other research-related tasks that may be agreed with the Chief Investigator.  We are also looking for a track record in quantitative and qualitative research, ideally in a UK primary care setting.

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a health research-related area.

The Primary Care Research Centre is a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, a national collaboration between the nine top performing departments in England, which provides major opportunities for networking, training, and multicentre collaborations.

The successful candidate will need to take up the post as soon as possible after 1st March 2022. The post is full time, fixed term funded for up to 12 months to cover the maternity leave of an existing member of staff.

For further information please contact Professor Tony Kendrick, 

*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. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 or email  Please quote reference 1623021LG on all correspondence.