Senior Research Assistant in Applied Qualitative Health Research

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Research Assistant in Applied Qualitative Health Research

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe

Working in the department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing at our Coach Lane Campus, and in collaboration with our Clinical and Academic partners (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals and Newcastle University), the appointed person will support the Characterising Treatment Pathways and Decision Making in Sleep Disordered Breathing in Childhood project. This is an NHS funded project focused on understanding patient symptoms, effects, management and treatment of paediatric sleep disordered breathing. The appointed person will engage in research activities and support the project team in the timely completion and dissemination of this project.

The remit will be to assist in the organisation and day to day running of the project, liaise with partners, undertake data collection and analysis, and assist with report and academic paper writing. The appointed person’s main role will be in collecting and analysing qualitative data from parents of children aged 2-9 referred to the Great North Children’s Hospital with symptoms of paediatric sleep disordered breathing as well as Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants, Respiratory Paediatricians and local referring General Practitioners.

You will have a PhD in a relevant area, with experience of undertaking qualitative research in clinical settings and of collaborating with a range of health professionals, patients and academics at all levels. We wish to appoint an excellent researcher with well-developed analytical and communication skills who has the ability to work as an integral and co-operative member of our research group. Attention to detail in organising and planning work, preparing reports and in the presentation of study findings is an essential prerequisite.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Katie Haighton on (0191) 215 6484 or via

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Please submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. Alongside this please complete the attached Equal Opportunities/Personal details form (found at the bottom of this page).

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close at 23:59 on 21/01/2018