Qualitative Research Associate posts (Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre)

Two new Qualitative Research Associate posts are available at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University.


RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (QUALITATIVE)
TWO YEAR FIXED TERM
Starting Salary: Grade 7, £30,122

A new post is available as a result of collaboration between members of the NIHR National School of Primary Care Research (NSPCR). The post will be based within the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University. You will have responsibility for three qualitative research projects. These are: 1) a multicentre ethnographic study of unplanned hospital admission for heart failure, 2) a study to understand the cost and consequences of patient and public involvement (PPI) in primary care
research, and 3) a study of cancer patients’ experiences of ‘non-classical’ symptoms prior to presentation in primary care.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced qualitative researcher to work in a social science team at Keele whilst also drawing on the expertise of clinicians, epidemiologists and health economists who are based at the participating Centres.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. social science, sociology, health psychology) or equivalent experience of sustained research based work in a health or related field, and have experience of design, conduct and analysis of qualitative research. Experience of analysis of in-depth interviews is essential and you will have a high level of computer and literacy (e.g. MS Office, NVivo).

If you would like to discuss this position further, please do not hesitate to contact either:
Dr Tom Sanders, Senior Research Fellow (Qualitative), Tel: 01782 733968,
Email: *t.sanders@keele.ac.uk* or Dr Clare Jinks, Senior Lecturer in Health
Services Research, Tel: 01782 7334831, Email: *c.jinks@keele.ac.uk*

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (QUALITATIVE)
13 Months Fixed Term contract (in the first instance)
Starting Salary: Grade 7, £30,122

This project arises from a National School for Primary Care Research (NSPCR) funded study (‘Understanding and improving patient experience of gout in primary care’) which is part of a wider programme of work on Inflammatory Arthritis. It offers an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral qualitative researcher to gain experience in this area. You will be responsible for managing the project, including collecting and analyzing data which will then be used on Health Talk Online (an award-winning website for patients and health care practitioners).

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. social science, sociology, health psychology) or equivalent experience of sustained research-based work in a health or related field, and have experience of design, conduct and analysis of qualitative research, including in-depth interviews. You will have good time management skills and ability to work independently. You will be based at Keele, but will be required to travel to Oxford, and around the U.K. to conduct interviews. Training will be provided in conducting interviews in line with Health Talk Online requirements.

If you would like to discuss this position further, please do not hesitate to contact:
Dr Jane Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research, Tel: 01782
733926, Email: j.c.richardson@keele.ac.uk

Additional information, person specificiation and information on how to apply is available at: http://www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies/academicandresearchvacancies/

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