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Research Associate - A144947R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Medical Sciences

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2018
Closes: 8th October 2018
Job Ref: 200620

Institute of Health & Society

We are seeking a post-doctoral Research Assistant/Associate to work on a new project exploring self-management in survivors of brain cancer. You will lead a systematic review; undertake semi-structured interviews with survivors, caregivers and health professionals; undertake co-design workshops; and support dissemination. 

You should have a Masters degree or, for appointment at Associate level, a PhD in psychology, behavioural or implementation science, social sciences or a related field. Experience in applying qualitative research methods is essential as are excellent written and spoken communication skills. Experience of interacting with clinical teams, undertaking research with vulnerable populations, and/or intervention development would be advantageous. You must be willing to work flexible hours.

This is a full time, fixed term post to start by October 2018 for a duration of 3 years.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Professor Linda Sharp ( 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices. 

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