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Research Associate

University of Leicester - Health Sciences

Location: Leicester
Salary: £35,326 to £36,382 per annum pro rata, due to funding restrictions. Grade 7
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 5th October 2021
Job Ref: 2953
 

Vacancy terms: Part-time (0.5FTE), fixed term funding for 2 years

Hours per week: 18.75

Advert closes midnight on: 05 Oct 2021

About the role

In this role you will work on a recently funded P-STEP Project which aims to develop an App that helps to promote physical activity through providing exercise prescriptions and suggests suitable walking routes which are free from air pollution.

The role of this post within the project is to support the development, testing and evaluation of this App.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have exceptional communication skills and an expertise in stakeholder engagement. Though you will be working as part of the project team, there will be an expectation that you will be working in part independently so the ability to manage your own workload is a necessity.

You must hold both a PhD or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience and a first degree in a relevant discipline such as sociology, psychology or health services. It is essential that you have experience of undertaking research visits and interviews, including contact with participants.

Additional information

This vacancy will begin from 1st September 2021.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made either to Umesh Kadam on utk2@leicester.ac.uk or Michelle Hadjiconstantinou on mh333@leicester.ac.uk

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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