PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is now CLOSED
Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Qualitative Research (Ref: 1886650)
Location: Division of Surgery and Interventional Science and Division of Medicine, UCL, London.
Department: Department of Targeted Intervention
Hours per week: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 6B: £32,217 to £33,958 or Grade 7 £36,770 per annum
Closing Date: 26 August 2022
Interview Date: 16 September 2022
Duties and Responsibilities
A committed and self-motivated Researcher is sought to work on new research studies (LIMIT and BeSpoke) exploring acceptability of new screening techniques and barriers to entry for patients from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, evaluated through stake holder interviews as well as other data.
These projects will be qualitative methods studies that will require the post holder to gain the collaboration of a number of groups (patients, partners, doctors, researchers). The post holder is responsible for gaining informed consent from clinicians and patient participants, conducting multiple qualitative interviews and keeping in touch with participants to maintain follow up.
The post holder will contribute to analysis in collaboration with the principal investigators and the co-applicants. They will lead on writing up findings for publication in collaboration with the project team; managing relationships between the research team and the case study sites for which they are responsible for fieldwork.
This a full time post which reports to Professor Fiona Walter (co-lead Limit) and Professor Caroline Moore (lead BeSpoke) and is funded until 31st March 2024 in the first instance.
Applicants should have (or expect to complete shortly) a PhD in a relevant social science discipline such as applied psychology, sociology or medical anthropology as applied to health care, or a related discipline or equivalent research experience, and be able to work independently towards the research objectives.
Applicants should be skilled in a range of qualitative methods applied to health care. They should have experience of conducting research in health care settings, particularly with NHS recruitment and its ethical requirement.
They should be able to demonstrate a high level of personal credibility and ability to maintain confidence of a range of service providers.
Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.