Research Fellow in Nursing Workforce

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,314 to £41,931 per annum
19 May 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,314 to £41,931 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/12/2024
Closing Date:  Thursday 15 June 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2297223CF

We are looking for a post-doctoral research fellow to help us discover how to improve the shift patterns of nursing staff. As part of our study, nurses, their managers, and patients will be interviewed to inform the design of a discrete choice experiment aiming to understand nurses’ preferences and trade-offs around their shift patterns. 

The role

You will join a growing interdisciplinary research group with world-leading expertise in health workforce organisation and will work on a study funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences. We have conducted ground-breaking research in the field and are now in the exciting position to move forward by understanding how nurses’ shift patterns can be modified. You will contribute to all aspects of the project including project management, data acquisition, database creation, data analysis and preparation of publications, according to your previous experience and seniority. The post is funded until 31/12/2024 with a fixed term contract initially, but we will work with you to identify opportunities for ongoing funding. The post is available full-time, but part-time work will be considered. 

About you 

You will hold a PhD (or be nearing completion of a PhD) and experience in a health services research related discipline. Experience in undertaking research in health services and health settings, including data collection and analysis is essential, as well as a demonstrable interest in health workforce research. Knowledge of regression analysis and of discrete choice experiments is desirable. Candidates who do not hold a PhD yet will be considered for appointment as a senior research assistant. We welcome and encourage applications from registered nurses (registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)) or other registered health care professionals.

About us

This post will be based within the School of Health Sciences. Health Sciences at Southampton was ranked as #1 in UoA3 by the Times higher intensity weighted measure in the last REF (REF2021), and it ranked in the top 3 UK Universities in the overall quality of our research, providing a world-leading research environment rated 4*. We provide a supportive environment for early career researchers. Our interdisciplinary team benefits from links with local Trusts and infrastructure such as the NIHR ARC Wessex. Our research group contributes significantly to the school’s reputation for international excellence in research, influencing practice on policy on nurse work organisation nationally and world-wide.

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay (to be viewed here). Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach.

For informal enquiries or for any questions before submitting your application, please contact the study lead Dr Chiara Dall’Ora,

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.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

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