Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Primary Care & Population Sciences

This post provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced primary care researcher to spend up to 10.5 months, conducting qualitative interviews for the SPCR-funded feasibility study of Pelargonium sioides root extract Eps 7630 (Kaloba) for lower respiratory tract infection in adults, also known as HATRIC, research study.  The Study, led by Dr Merlin Willcox, Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, is aimed at testing the feasibility of using a herbal preparation instead of antibiotics for patients with bronchitis, in primary care. Experience of transcribing patient and/or health care professional interviews would be an advantage.

The Primary Medical Care Group is a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, a national collaboration between the nine departments that performed best in the 2013 REF, which provides major opportunities for networking, training, and multicentre collaborations.

We are looking for a track record in qualitative research in a UK primary care setting, including proven experience of carrying out patient interviews.

The part time hours are for 21 hours, 3 days a week (0.6fte), these hours are flexible and should be discussed at interview stage.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

For further information please contact Dr Merlin Willcox

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 998818LG on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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