Research Fellow – School of Health and Social Care

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£33,309 - £39,739 (Grade 5) per annum, pro-rata
19 May 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Research Fellow – School of Health and Social Care – Part-Time, FTC 16 Months

Edinburgh Napier University is looking to appoint a part-time (18.75 hours per week), Research Fellow for the UKONS Research Grant on a fixed term basis, based in the School of Health and Social Care.

We aim to create research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Our £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.

Further information about the School of Health and Social Care can be found here. Additional facts and figures on the University can be found here.

The Role

In the UK control of substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) define chemotherapy as a hazardous substance. Therefore, it is imperative that employers assess the risk and take suitable precautions for their employees. The ‘Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs in the workplace’ recommends a hierarchy of protection; closed systems and personal protection equipment to reduce the exposure to SACT. In the UK, closed systems are not mandatory, and the evidence base for use is inconclusive. The hazards of exposure can be assumed to mirror those for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, with the toxicology effects reported include carcinogenicity, teratogenicity and mutagenicity.

Using the principles of framework analysis an exploratory mixed methods study is proposed to promote an overall in-depth understanding of the experiences and perceptions of CN’s of potential occupational exposure during handling, delivering, and caring for patients undergoing cytotoxic treatment for cancer in various care settings.

This individual would join an established research team and requires experience in systematic reviews, SPSSS and be able to conduct sensitive in-depth interviews virtually, with cancer nurses across the UK.

Who We Are Looking For

A highly motivated, dynamic, and enthusiastic individual who brings:

  • Educated to MSc/ MRes/ Mphil level
  • Dual experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Experience of working within an academic team working with participants on sensitive topics
  • Experience with working with stakeholders and steering groups to disseminate findings and gain further insight to direct research
  • Excellent IT skills, including experience of managing a range of social media platforms and conducting online interviews via the phone or MsTeams
  • Knowledge of health care research, including methods and approaches
  • Experience of publications

For a detailed list of the requirements, please read the full role profile by clicking here.

Benefits We Offer

Salary: £33,309 - £39,739 (Grade 5) per annum, pro-rata

Flexible working options available.

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional Information

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 8 June

Interviews: 13 or 16 June via Microsoft Teams

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