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Research Fellow, Allied Health Professions

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£34,980 to £42,978
Closing date
17 May 2024

Allied Health Professions

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,980 to £42,978
Part Time Fixed Term (0.4 FTE for 24 Months)
Closing Date:  Friday 17 May 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2692224CF

Prosthetic data foundations Project

About the post:

Applicants are invited for a part-time Research Fellow to join a team of academics, clinicians, and patients to deliver an NIHR funded (Research for Patient Benefit – RfPB) project. The project will aim to explore and understand patient and stakeholder perspectives on routine health data collection, use and sharing following amputation. This knowledge will form the foundations for data driven improvements in prosthetic care. The project includes a systematic review, qualitative interviews and focus groups, a national survey and finally a participatory action research approach to developing recommendations for clinical practice. 

About you: 

We welcome applicants who have knowledge of qualitative research methods and survey design and implementation. An interest in amputation and prosthetic rehabilitation is also key.  It is essential that candidates have good communication skills, can work well within a team, and are highly organised. Willingness to work flexibly to achieve project demands will be needed.  

Those newer to research are welcomed to apply as a passion for the topic area and a willingness to gain mixed methods research skills is also important.   For example, those with clinical experience in the field who may be newer to research. You will be supported by a strong research team. 

Key tasks will include:

  • Supporting the systematic review process
  • Co-ordinating research approvals via the Health Research Authority
  • Arranging recruitment activities 
  • Carrying out semi-structured interviews and focus groups
  • Supporting the development and implementation of a nationwide online survey
  • Data management 
  • Contributing to data analysis 
  • Contributing to publishing and disseminating the research findings 

You will be joining an established and driven multidisciplinary research team (i.e., People Powered Prosthetics), who are passionate and committed to improve lives, prosthetic limbs, and rehabilitation of anyone effected by limb loss through research.  

About the University and School of Health Sciences: 

The University of Southampton is one of the world’s top 100 institutions for excellence in research and education (QS World University Rankings 2021). In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, Health Sciences at the University was ranked number one institution in the UK for the overall quality of our research. The impact of our research and our research environment received the maximum possible scores with 100% judged as world leading. We’ve continued to break new ground to effectively address global health challenges. Our high-quality research influences health and social care policy, delivery, and care in the UK and internationally.

Application process:

For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Maggie Donovan-Hall (mh699@soton.ac.uk). For applications, please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

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