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Research Assistant

University of Leeds - School of Healthcare

Location: Leeds
Salary: £27,924 to £33,309 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th May 2022
Closes: 6th June 2022
Job Ref: MHHEA1211

Are you a qualitative researcher looking to work in a supportive research environment?

Do you want to be part of a supportive and inclusive team who are leading patient safety research in the UK?

Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The National Institute for Health Research (Health Services and Delivery Research Programme) has funded a 39-month, mixed methods study aiming to understand what changes following the launch of the new patient safety policy, called the Patient Safety Incident Response Incident Framework (PSIRF). This large multilevel, mixed-methods evaluation will explore the implementation of the PSIRF nationally with a longitudinal survey and documentary analysis, and organisationally through in-depth ethnography at six case-study organisations across three NHS regions.

You will have a range of responsibilities for ensuring the successful completion of this important programme of work. You will work with other researchers in the team to write ethics and governance approvals, help design the research, undertake a range of qualitative data gathering, analyse data and write for publication. You will have previously undertaken qualitative research, ideally within the NHS. You may also have previous experience of using ethnographic approaches. You will be comfortable working in a large team to contribute to shared research goals.

This role will be affiliated with the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group (https://yqsr.org/). This group is an inclusive, productive and supportive team based at the Bradford Institute for Health Research. It is a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, York and Bradford and the healthcare community across the region. The YQSR has a national and international reputation as one of the leading research groups for quality and patient safety. We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in our research team, processes and research priorities and are always seeking to review and improve this. We actively encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

You will report jointly to the two Co-Principle Investigators for the programme – Professor Jane O’Hara (School of Healthcare, University of Leeds) and Professor Carl Macrae (University of Nottingham). You will be line managed by the Research Fellow in the research team.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Jane O’Hara, Professor of Healthcare Quality and Safety

Email: j.o’hara@leeds.ac.uk

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the Faculty/School of Healthcare we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Healthcare holds a Silver Athena Swan award.  We are committed to being an inclusive School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

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