Qualitative health researcher job opportunity Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Qualitative health researcher  (University of Edinburgh, Vacancy Ref 020868, Closing date 25h October 2013)


We are seeking to appoint a qualitative health researcher to develop and undertake a nested qualitative study within a clinical trial examining whether an intervention to promote increased awareness of decreased fetal movement reduces stillbirth (AFFIRM trial). Semi-structured interviews with pregnant women and health care providers will be conducted to assess the acceptability of the package of care and any barriers to its implementation.

You will have a PhD in a relevant social science discipline, with demonstrable experience of qualitative research methods, preferably in a health related area. The appointee will be well-organised, have excellent communication skills, a high level of accuracy in all aspects of work and the ability to contribute to a multidisciplinary project with insight and enthusiasm.

The appointee will be based in the Centre for Population Health Sciences, working with Sarah Cunningham-Burley, and liaising closely with Professor Jane Norman at the Centre for Reproductive Health, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, The Medical School, The University of Edinburgh.

This post is available part-time (21 hours per week) for 18 months. The intended start date is 6 January 2014.  Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley (contact Ms Julie MacMillan, telephone 0131 650 3220, email Head.MGPHS@ed.ac.uk).

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
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