Research Fellow (Mixed Methods) Full time, Fixed Term (24 months)

Edinburgh Napier University - The School of Health and Social Care

This is a 24 month fixed term full-time post for the duration of the research project.

Based in Edinburgh Napier University, this post offers an exciting opportunity to work with the Substance Use and Society Research Group on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research (PHR) programme funded study to test the feasibility of implementing the Parents under Pressure (PuP) parenting programme with drug-dependent fathers and their families.

We are seeking an experienced research fellow to design research protocols, recruit and consent participants, conduct qualitative interviews, gather questionnaire and patient record data, and to undertake data analysis, report writing and dissemination. Applicants must have at least a Masters level degree in a relevant area, experience of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, knowledge of health and social care environments, and an ability to engage with vulnerable participants.

The project is a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University, NHS Lothian, the University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham, Griffith University and the University of Queensland. The successful applicant will work with Dr Anne Whittaker in the School of Health and Social Care, based at the Sighthill campus.

Closing date for applications is Monday 19th December. We anticipate interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th January 2017, with a start date of 1 March 2017.

Informal email enquiries should be directed to Dr Anne Whittaker:

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to supporting equality in the workplace and encourages diversity. We currently hold a bronze Athena SWAN institutional award.

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