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Research Fellow (Part-time)

London South Bank University - School of Health and Social Care

Reporting to: Professor Daniel Frings

An exciting opportunity for a researcher with a background in trial / evaluation management. The post is funded for 0.5 WTE (2.5 days week) for 24 months February/March 2022 - March 2024


Key roles activities include:

  1. With support from the Principal Investigator, co-investigators and other team members, implement the project plan to achieve the programme deliverables to time and budget. Activities include (but are not limited to);
  • Prepare and submit ethics applications, pre-registrations, etc for primary and secondary data analysis
  • Collect data from focus groups, interviews and other qualitative data sources
  • Conduct primarily qualitative data analyses
  • Support the project’s PPIE (Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement) activities
  • Produce bespoke project reports and delivering presentations to stakeholders.
  • Support the write up of publications and dissemination of research findings producing high quality research outputs, including publications in peer-reviewed journals at acceptable level of volume and academic excellence.
  • Provide regular progress updates to the Principal Investigator, project and stakeholders to ensure delivery on-time to specific quality and cost requirements.
  • Make presentations at conferences and stakeholder events, and disseminate research through informal routes via the internet, the media and other forms of public engagement.
  • Liaise with research sites (may include site visits), funders, PPI groups, the technology company
  • Attend events, to promote the teams and where appropriate, present research.
  1. Conduct other duties in line with the role as may reasonably be requested.

Essential criteria


  • PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional qualifications or experience

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of service evaluation/trial management in health settings
  • Knowledge and experience of statistical analysis methodologies in health settings
  • Advanced qualitative data analysis skills


  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines, and manage a project workload
  • Strong IT skills and ability to utilise a variety of software (i.e Nvivo, LWIC, etc)
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality and diversity, and its practical application within the context of the University’s Behavioural Framework.
  • Ability to scope and subsequently implement the delivery of identified parts of large projects


  • Teamwork: Actively seek to promote positive and open working relationships, co-operating and liaising with others to achieve goals. Building and maintaining an environment of co-operation and trust within the team, Division and Institute.
  • Communication: Communicate regularly, clearly and effectively with staff using the full range of communication methods: face to face; electronically and in writing.
  • Customer Service Excellence: Actively seek feedback on your work and respond to it in a positive way that meets the needs of our students, staff, clients and partners.
  • Complex Analytical Reasoning: Assess issues from a range of different perspectives combined with an ability to understand and reason using both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Initiative: Be willing to go beyond the normal constraints, and apply lateral thinking approaches to problem-solving. To question and challenge the status quo in ways which improve quality and performance.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of undertaking evaluation projects with public sector partners
  • Experience in research in NHS settings, including gatekeeper permission, data collection and collaborations
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as the project dictates

To apply, please send your CV to Nicoleta Virlan on  or click the 'Apply' button above.

Location: London
Salary: Academic grade 7
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2022
Closes: 12th March 2022
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