Research Associate in Health Informatics (Qualitative Researcher)

The University of Manchester - School of Health Sciences

Job Reference : BM&H-11970
Location : Various Locations
Closing Date : 29/05/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : 1 July 2018 until 31 March 2021

We are seeking a research associate with significant and relevant knowledge and expertise in coordinating and conducting qualitative data collection and analysis to contribute to an implementation evaluation research project, funded by the Health Foundation. The project will deliver an intervention for routine collection of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs).

The work will include planning, conducting and synthesising: non-participatory observations of clinical work flows and consultations; in-depth interviews with patients, health professional, administrative staff, and NHS commissioners; co-design workshops with patients and health professionals. The focus will be on exploring opportunities and barriers for NHS staff to engage patients in ePROs as part of their usual care pathway. You will work with patients and clinicians to translate the findings from the qualitative research into an intervention design, and address barriers to routine ePRO collection as they arise during implementation of the intervention. You will also lead on writing academic papers and other outputs following from the work; and contribute to developing a knowledge mobilisation document that summarises the learning from the project to support implementation of ePROs in other settings.

You will be based at Centre for Health Informatics (University of Manchester), with frequent travel within the Greater Manchester region, as well as to London and Stevenage for data collection purposes.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

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: Dr Sabine van der Veer


Name: Dr Sarah Knowles


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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