Research Associate (Qualitative Researcher)

The University of Manchester - School of Health Sciences

Closing Date : 01/10/2017.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : From 01 November 2017 to 31 December 2018.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health.
School/Directorate : School of Health Sciences.
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full Time.
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : BM&H-10581.

The University of Manchester delivers a world-leading portfolio of eHealth research and training across the north of England and beyond. An opportunity has arisen for a Qualitative Researcher to join the Greater Manchester Connected Health Cities (GM CHC) project to plan and conduct in-depth interviews and focus groups with patients and health professionals, with the aim of gathering their views on the drivers of antibiotic prescribing, medication safety and care planning in general practices.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual with a desire to push the boundaries of research, have the ability to work in a team and be someone who sets the highest professional standards. This is an excellent opportunity to utilise your skills, knowledge and experience to make a significant contribution to improving the health of the population and the efficacy of the health service. You will be based at the University of Manchester, with some travel throughout the North West of England to work with partner NHS organisations in collaboration with health informaticians, health data scientists, and biomedical and software engineers.

We are looking for someone who is ideas-driven, enthusiastic and able to work well as part of the GM CHC team with support and guidance from Professor Tjeerd van Staa and other senior colleagues.

You will be educated to post-graduate degree level or equivalent in an area relevant to qualitative research in health informatics. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to drive innovation in the health and social care sector and make a lasting impact.

The School of Health Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Tjeerd van Staa


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

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