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Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - Applied Health Research

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 p.a. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th May 2022
Closes: 1st June 2022
Job Ref: 99429

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Grade 7 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434 

Fixed Term contract up to 3 December 2023

Background

The Research Fellow will contribute to an NIHR School for Social Care Research funded project through tasks relating to project coordination, data collection, data analysis and dissemination.

The post-holder will be based in the Health Economics Unit in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

The project is investigating capital depletion in the context of the self-funding of residential care. Capital depletion may result in the transition from self-funding to local authority funded care. Such a transition may have an adverse impact on the resident, their family members, the care provider, and the local authority. The aim of the project is to understand what happens in these cases and produce resources that will improve the experience of stakeholders in the future.

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.

  • Conduct qualitative interviews with care home residents, family members, care home owners/managers, charity sector employees and local authority employees.
  • Facilitate the recruitment of research participants.
  • Manage research data in accordance with all relevant legal requirements and institutional policies.
  • Analyse and interpret qualitative data.
  • Review and summarise relevant background literature.
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding.
  • Disseminate research findings for publication
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Undertake management/administration arising from the research.
  • Contribute to research-related activities and research-related administration within the Health Economics Unit and the Institute of Applied Health Research.
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

Person Specification

  • An undergraduate degree and higher degree (or equivalent qualifications) in one of the following subject areas: economics, health economics, health-services research, social work or social policy.
  • A record of research output, appropriate to career stage.
  • Experience of conducting qualitative research and qualitative analysis.
  • Experience of coordinating research tasks, and achieving objectives within defined timescales.
  • The ability to communicate complex information clearly, to a diverse range of different audiences.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ideally, existing knowledge and/or experience relating to adult social care.
  • A willingness to travel to conduct research interviews across the West Midlands and South East regions of England, and to attend conferences and events.
  • The ability – as evidenced through the candidate’s career/professional/voluntary experience – to show sensitivity to those sharing potentially distressing experiences.
  • A willingness to undertake training and contribute to the wider research environment.
  • Satisfactory DBS clearance prior to appointment.

Further particulars can be found here: http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/MDSFPs.pdf

Informal enquires can be made to Philip Kinghorn p.kinghorn@bham.ac.uk

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

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