Research Fellow ARCH

University of Dundee - Population Health Sciences

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

Full Time, Fixed Term (30 months)

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Grade 7 salary scale is dependent upon you having been awarded a PhD. An appointment may be considered if you are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD. The initial appointment would be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 25 - 28 £28,098 - £30,688).

The post is central to an exciting multidisciplinary collaboration, “ARCH” (Antibiotic Research in Care Homes), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council through the Antimicrobial Resistance Cross Council Initiative.

You will be responsible for the successful delivery of fieldwork in eight care homes.

Lead responsibilities (working with the research team):

  • Management of research ethics and governance approvals.
  • Management of recruitment of care homes and participant consent.
  • Responsibility for ensuring delivery of the fieldwork for the project.
  • Designing, conducting and analysing ethnographic observation and semi-structured interviews.
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews, with care home staff and general practitioners.
  • Analysis of ethnographic fieldwork data using an appropriate analytical framework and drawing on relevant social theory.
  • Leading and/or contributing to the writing of the resulting research papers as appropriate.
  • Preparation of ethnographic data for archiving.

Contributing to:

  • Dissemination of findings to researchers and key stakeholders, including policymakers and practitioners.
  • Writing of reports to the funder in collaboration with the research team.
  • Further related grant applications, and supporting data collection for this.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications

A full Person Specification is available on the attached Job Description, in brief:

  • PhD in relevant social scientific discipline (e.g. social anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, geography) or health services research, or equivalent relevant research experience.
  • Qualitative semi-structured interview data collection.
  • Qualitative analysis of semi-structured interview or similar data.
  • Time management skills.
  • Good communication skills to work with multi-disciplinary research team and participants, including frail elderly.
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary research teams.
  • Organised, efficient and delivery focused.

Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096. 

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