Research Associate in Health Psychology/Research Methods

The University of Manchester

Closing Date : 22/08/2017.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2019.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health.
School/Directorate : School of Health Sciences.
Division : Psychology & Mental Health.
Hours Per week : Full time.
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum according to experience.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : BM&H-10457.

This post is an exceptional opportunity to work on two high-profile projects, funded by MRC-NIHR Methodology Research Programme and NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research.

One project involves developing guidance for researchers through a consensus process. The guidance will address problems of bias in trials of interventions to improve health due to measurement reactivity. See: https://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/mrc-nihr-methodology-workshop/mrc-nihr-methodology-workshop-on-measurement-reactivity/

The other project is to contribute to a comprehensive assessment of Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). This new scheme is being introduced for people in England who are at risk of type 2 diabetes, to help them change their lifestyle to reduce their diabetes risk. Our DIPLOMA project is a new £2 million programme of research which will provide a comprehensive assessment of the implementation, delivery and outcomes of the NHS DPP.

You will be based in the Manchester Centre of Health Psychology http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/healthpsychology and will work with teams of multidisciplinary experts on both projects. This full time post is available from 1st October 2017 for 18 months. The post will involve some travel to multiple sites in England to facilitate data collection or to conduct interviews. It will also involve liaison with staff involved in the delivery of the NHS DPP at multiple sites.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/about/equality/

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor David French

Email: david.french@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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