Qualitative Senior Research Fellow

Southampton, United Kingdom
£42,155 to £53,353 per annum
06 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Population Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £42,155 to £53,353 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Friday 03 March 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2092222LG-R

An exciting opportunity for a qualitative social scientist to work on a Global Health research programme in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, within the Faculty of Medicine, based at Southampton General Hospital. 

The position is funded by the National Institute of Health Research through a Global Health Professorship awarded to Professor Nuala McGrath. The CHERISH programme focuses on couples’ health in sub-Saharan Africa, and is a partnership between the University of Southampton and two South African institutions: Human Sciences Research Council and University of Cape Town. 

CHERISH designs and evaluates interventions for couples affected by HIV, diabetes and other health conditions. You will conduct new analyses of existing data from qualitative interviews conducted in South Africa and lead further optimisation of our interventions to improve couples health following the Person-Based Approach to intervention development. Your contributions will be recognised through authorship on publications, including as first author where appropriate. 

Depending on experience the position will be appointed at Senior Research Fellow grade, Level 5 - £40,931- £51,805 per annum. This is Full Time Fixed Term post for 12 months.

Essential Skills 

  • A PhD in a relevant subject (health psychology or a closely related social science discipline that has included training in health behaviour change)
  • Substantial demonstrated experience of qualitative analysis
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publication 
  • Ability to work with others in a collegiate and collaborative international interdisciplinary environment

Experience of working in intervention development with the behaviour change wheel and / or Person-Based approach is highly desirable, as is motivation and ambition to make a personal contribution to Global Health research .

Interviews will be held by Zoom / Teams soon after the closure date. The position is tenable as soon as possible. Informal inquiries may be made to Prof. Nuala McGrath via email: 

Please can all applicants submit a CV with their application.

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 Janice Poon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 2092222LG-R on all correspondence.