Senior Research Fellow, Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £48,350 Per annum
12 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £48,350 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 21 months
Closing Date:  Monday 09 October 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2436723CF

Paramedic Delivery of End-of-Life Care

We are looking for an experienced researcher to join the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton to help evaluate services and care provided by paramedics to people in the last year of life.  

This is an exciting new area of investigation.   You will lead data collection in case studies of paramedic services (collecting data from patients, carers and healthcare professionals) to examine different ways of delivering services and how these shape paramedic decision-making, management of risk and the quality of care provided. 

The role

You will join the team of this Marie-Curie funded project (a collaboration between the University of Southampton, University of the West of England and South East Coast Ambulance Service) to lead on all aspects of the case study research including project management, data collection, analysis, and preparation of reports and the writing of peer-reviewed journal publications.  We are looking for a researcher with qualitative expertise to work with the Southampton team under the direction of Chief Investigator Dr Natasha Campling.  You will be a member of the School’s programme of palliative and end-of-life research. 

This role is offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis (although a job share would be considered).  You will be able to work remotely if preferred, with the expectation that you are office-based at least one day a month.

About you

You will have experience in health services research / related health or social science subjects, and have:

  • Experience of conducting interviews in sensitive areas and conducting research with vulnerable groups.
  • Demonstrable qualitative and/or mixed methods research skills such as case study methods, interview methods and focus groups, and qualitative data analysis. 
  • Proven ability to organise a range of high-quality research or related project activities to deadline and quality standards.
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders and external partners. 
  • Experience of working with NHS sites, building and maintaining relationships with clinical and research staff, gaining required approvals and negotiating site access.
  • Excellent communication and paper writing skills, including published research. Track record of presenting to academic and non-academic audiences including at national and international conferences. 

It would be desirable if you had: 

  • PhD in a related field (health or within the social sciences).
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of research in the field of palliative and end-of-life care. 
  • Experience of interviewing patients and carers at end-of-life. 

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this role.

About us

The post holder will benefit from close support from the project team and School of Health Sciences’ Research Groups  Situated within one of the UK's leading research Universities, the dynamic School of Health Sciences’ research ranks in the top 3 UK Universities in the overall quality of our research, providing a world-leading research environment - rated 4* (REF 2021).  

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

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