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Researcher - AMOUNT Project (Fixed term for 18 months)

Liverpool John Moores University

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: 3445

The Public Health Institute seeks to appoint a Researcher to work on AMOUNT: A mixed methods investigation of the individual, sociocultural, and societal factors that underly the recent increase in substance use among young people to inform policy.

The AMOUNT project is an 18-month research project funded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme. It is an investigation of the reasons why some types of drug use in some groups of young people has increased in the last few years, with a particular focus on those with complex lives or facing multiple challenges. It is a collaboration between LJMU, and the Universities of Liverpool and Kent.

You will take a leading role in the research, and support the principal investigator and research team in designing and delivering qualitative work with young people, service providers, and other stakeholders; and undertaking rapid literature review; and theory development/evidence synthesis.

Experience of working with young people who may be considered ‘at risk’ is essential, and so the role will appeal to experienced researchers as well as those with a background in practice.

This is a fixed term position of up to 18 months.

You are encouraged to informally contact Professor Harry Sumnall about the role

Anticipated interview date is in early November 2021.

LJMU is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all background and communities irrespective of age, transgender status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or belief. All our appointments are made on merit.

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

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