Senior Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £44,706 Per annum Pro rata
14 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Health Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £39,739 to £44,706 Per annum Pro rata
Part Time Fixed Term until 29/02/24
Closing Date:  Monday 27 June 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1856822CF

Help deliver a new dementia care intervention

We are looking for an experienced researcher to join the Bladder and Bowel Research group at the University of Southampton to help us develop and evaluate an intervention to support healthcare staff to help people living at home with dementia and continence problems. Many people living with dementia experience continence problems that can be hugely distressing for both them and their carers. Funded by the NIHR Three Schools Dementia Research Programme, we will be working with stakeholders and undertaking scoping reviews, interviews and using Person Based Approach to develop and field-test an intervention to help.

The role

You would be joining the team at the start of this exciting project, to lead on data collection, analysis and reporting. We are looking for a senior research fellow to work with the Southampton team. Working under the direction of Chief Investigator Dr Cathy Murphy, the post holder will be expected to make a leading contribution to all aspects of the research including communicating with stakeholders, project management, data collection, fieldwork, analysis, and preparation of reports and lead the writing of peer-reviewed journal publications. 

This role is offered on a part-time (0.6 FTE), fixed-term basis until 29 February 2024.

About you

You will have a PhD (or equivalent research experience) in health care, social care or psychology and experience in qualitative research methods. Knowledge of health or social care is needed, experience of working in nursing would be an advantage. This role will require a DBS. You will be able to work well independently and as part of the project team, liaising with colleagues within University of Southampton, and external partners. Strong communication skills and attention to detail are essential.

About us

The post holder will benefit from close support from our small interdisciplinary team. We aim to provide a friendly, supportive environment for researchers. Situated within one of the UK's leading research Universities, Health Sciences research ranks first in the UK, and nursing at University of Southampton ranks 5th in the world and 2nd in UK (QS Rankings ). The Bladder and Bowel Research group contributes significantly to the school's reputation for international excellence in both the quality and impact of its research.

How to Apply

If you'd like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Dr Cathy Murphy by email ( Informal enquiries prior to application are welcomed.

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

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 Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1856822CF on all correspondence.

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