Research Associate

Cardiff University - School of Healthcare Sciences

The School of Healthcare Sciences is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to conduct research within maternity care. The role holder will contribute to the overall research performance of the School carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals.
Applicants will require an established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant NHS experience within the research field of midwifery and maternal and reproductive health. The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area or relevant NHS experience.

The postholder will work with Professor Julia Sanders and with colleagues in the School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University and across other organisations to expand and develop programmes of research. The postholder will have the opportunity to work with an existing study team working to determine the safety of waterbirth for mothers and babies and will be able initiate and contribute to research priority-setting and grant applications in this area.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Julia Sanders (
The post is part-time at 17.5 hours per week (0.50 FTE) and is fixed-term for 12 months
Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 6).  It is not anticipated that an appointment be made above Point 34, £36,613 per annum.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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