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Research Associate in Qualitative Research

The University of Manchester

Location: Manchester
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum dependent on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: BMH-017264

Job reference: BMH-017264

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/09/2021

Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum dependent on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/ Directorate: Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Up to 12 Months (From start until 31/08/2022)

We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and self-motivated researcher with qualitative research experience in health or social care settings and a proven ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders.

You will work on a research project called OPTimising engagement in routine collection of electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (OPT-ePRO). The initial project was funded by the Health Foundation for three years, and has now been extended by 12 months.

OPT-ePRO aims to inform the scaling up of routine collection of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) for people in the UK living with chronic kidney disease. The extension focuses on exploring barriers to and support for digital inclusion and ePRO engagement specifically for older kidney patients and those from deprived areas. It will also summarise all OPT-ePRO findings into a ‘roadmap’ with recommendations for stakeholders.

You will be the researcher delivering the OPT-ePRO extension, while also being part of a wider research community at the University with an interest in digital health inequalities. Some key components of your work will include:

  • Collecting and analysing qualitative data through semi-structured interviews with patients and professionals
  • Developing case studies to complement the roadmap content, and coordinating the roadmap’s editing, publication and dissemination
  • Establishing relationships with relevant academic and non-academic organisations who are working on or involved in providing support for digital inclusion, in particular in the Greater Manchester area
  • Leading on writing up the research findings for publication for academic and non-academic audiences

As this role involves research at a postgraduate level, applicants who are not an EEA national or a national of an exempt country and who will require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) Points Based System in order to take up the role, will be required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate and will need to obtain this prior to making any official visa application UKVI

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), 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:

Dr Sabine van der Veer


Tel: 0161 306 7767

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