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Research Associate

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £27,511 to £30,046 with potential progression once in post to £33,797.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: 98004

Part time (40% - 15 hours per week) FTC up to 18 months

up to 3 posts available


To assist in research by carrying out literature reviews, data collection, analyses, and writing to create knowledge through providing research support for projects and research groups

Job summary

  •  Conduct research on workplace health and wellbeing
  •  Contribute to a randomised evaluation of a behavioural intervention in workplaces, in collaboration with academic and policy teams
  •  Operate within area of expertise, such as public health, psychology, economics, behavioural science, social policy, or related discipline
  •  Contribute to publications

Main duties

  •  Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and quantitative or qualitative research interviews
  •  Analyse research data as directed
  •  Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  •  Attend meetings
  •  Assist in activities related to patient and public involvement (PPI)
  •  Develop or adapt techniques, models, and methods
  •  Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  •  Carry out administrative tasks related directly to the delivery of the research
  •  Promote equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture

Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience 

  •  Degree or equivalent in relevant subject area 
  •  Practical experience of applying the relevant skills and techniques
  •  Ability to analyse information and communicate effectively
  •  Ability to access and organise resources successfully
  •  Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly
  •  This is a part-time, fixed-term post that can accommodate a flexible working arrangement in discussion with the PI. The number of weekly hours is negotiable. 

This post is hosted by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands. It is funded via the NIHR’s National Priority Area Research Programme 2020-23 via the ‘Prevention including Behavioural Risk Factors’ Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Consortium. This Consortium is led by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC).

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