Research Fellow - Qualitative - Institute of Applied Health Research

Expiring today

University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
£30,942 - £42,792
Mar 24, 2021
Apr 11, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time
Position Details

Institute of Applied Helath Research

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322, with potential progression once in post to £42,792.

Grade 7

Part Time (60 FTE) FTC up to 31 March 2022

Closing date 11 April 2021

Summary of Role

The successful candidate will work with Dr Nicola Gale (qualitative lead for the project) and Dr Alice Turner (PI and trial lead). The role will involve literature reviewing, qualitative data collection and analysis, theoretical development and writing journal articles. Two distinctive features of the work, include the use of an innovative co-analysis approach that involves people with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and the use of arts-based data collection and dissemination methods.

The role will involve working collaboratively with wider members of the project teams. They will be a member of the Health Services Management Centre, which is part of the School of Social Policy in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. In addition, they will be a member of Prof Turner's respiratory research group in the Institute for Applied Health Research, in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, where they will engage with the 'qualitative' team, including having the opportunity to train and mentor medical and PhD students in qualitative methods.

This is an ideal post-doctoral role for someone who has just completed, or is about to complete their PhD and wishes to gain practical experience of interdisciplinary research.

The post holder will be supported in their career development, with opportunities such as bid writing, teaching and/or conference attendance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlines below.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Undertake literature reviewing
  • Undertake theoretical development
  • Contribute to the design and development of research methods
  • Collect and analyse qualitative data (research interviews and arts-based workshops)
  • Liaise with partners and participants in the programme
  • Contribute to wider dissemination of the study's findings to policy and clinical audiences
  • Contribute to and lead academic outputs including peer reviewed conference presentations and journal articles
  • Provide guidance, as required, to medical students and postgraduate researchers assisting with the research
  • Undertake some administration arising from the research activities
  • Play an active role in the wider work of the HSMC, IAHR and BCTU.

Person Specification

  • A higher degree (Masters or Doctoral level) or equivalent qualifications relevant to the research area
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly - both orally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal skills when working with a range of groups
  • Fluency in relevant research methods
  • Fluency in using relevant IT packages in collecting and analysing qualitative data
  • Positive, flexible and enthusiastic approach, and ability to act on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader project management/ administration processes

  • Previous experience of working or researching in health or related settings
  • Experience of writing research reports for funders and other stakeholders, and of contributing to academic papers
  • Experiences of co-producing research with stakeholders or the public
  • Experience of arts-based research or dissemination
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly

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