Senior Research Assistant / Research Fellow, Primary Care Research Centre

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
12 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Primary Care Research Centre

Location:  Aldermoor Health Centre
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Thursday 25 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1936622LG

An exciting opportunity is available for a talented researcher to join a successful team in the behavioural science group within the Primary Care Research Centre to develop a digital e-health intervention for young people with acne. The post is available under the supervision of Dr Rosie Essery and Dr Ingrid Muller in close collaboration with colleagues in the LifeGuide team. The work will involve developing online intervention content, carrying out interviews, analysing qualitative data, and helping with planning the intervention.

Applicants will have a good understanding of qualitative methods and health psychology or a closely related subject and will be starting to build their academic standing, aiming to gain recognition at a national level. Your knowledge and experience will usually have been gained through a relevant PhD, but may also have been achieved via other research experience, normally supported by a relevant postgraduate degree (e.g. MSc in Health Psychology, digital health or computer science). Successful applicants will have demonstrated their ability to work independently and efficiently in a research context and will have excellent written English skills with meticulous attention to detail. 

The post is fixed term and will be offered full or part time from August 2022 or shortly thereafter. The post will be for 12 months initially with a possible extension to 24 months. 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Rosie Essery ( or Ingrid Muller (

Applications 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 completion of 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 Sian Gale (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1936622LG on all correspondence.

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