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Postdoctoral Qualitative Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Medicine & Health

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £36,382 on Grade F depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th September 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: R77488

This full-time post is available from mid-January 2022 on a fixed term basis to mid-July 2023.

The post

We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Qualitative Research Fellow with specialist expertise in qualitative methods to the NIHR-funded Spotting Cancer among Comorbidities (SPOCC) programme, which aims to find out how pre-existing medical conditions put patients at higher risk of a delayed cancer diagnosis. This post will contribute to a qualitative study seeking to understand perspectives of patients, nurses and GP’s in spotting possible cancer symptoms in primary care. The successful applicant will conduct qualitative interviews, conduct in-depth qualitative analysis and contribute to theory-building about spotting potential cancer in primary care. Duties also include preparing an ethics application for qualitative research, recruiting participants, working with patient and public representatives, and contributing to study outputs. The post is subject to a DBS check.

About you

The successful applicant will be a qualitative researcher who is able to conduct in-depth qualitative interviews and analysis; write up qualitative research findings; and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in qualitative research. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in health or social science research and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and qualitative methodologies; they will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of qualitative approaches to research; demonstrate expertise in conducting qualitative interviews and  analysis; and have excellent writing skills.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

For further information please contact Sarah Morgan-Trimmer, e-mail s.morgan-trimmer@exeter.ac.uk.

The closing date for completed applications is 25th Oct 2021. Interviews are expected to take place on 19th Nov 2021.

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