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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Bath - Social & Policy Sciences

Location: Bath
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th September 2022
Closes: 23rd October 2022
Job Ref: CH9852

We are looking for a postdoctoral Research Associate who will be part of an international research team on MeJARa, a five-year UKRI funded project aiming to understand and improve the experience of menstruation among adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries, with primary comparative research taking place in Nepal and Guatemala. 

About the role

Working with the PI Dr Mel Channon, you will play a major role in developing and delivering the projects goals relating to menstrual justice in LMICs. This will involve liaising with internal and external collaborators to design, collect and analyse high quality mixed methods data. 

You will utilise a range of data collection and analytic methods and you may also work with and supervise other members of the project team. This project will also design and implement an intervention to address menstrual justice issues in Nepal with a focus on menstrual pain. You will be involved with intervention design and subsequent assessment and process evaluation.

This post is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected start of December 2022 and a duration of 50 months. 

About you

  • PhD in a relevant social science or health-related discipline.
  • experience of qualitative and quantitative research methods and of survey design and analysis.
  • excellent communication skills including with non-specialists.
  • strong project management skills.

Experience of complex interventions, working with international stakeholders, and research experience in contexts relevant to the project (South Asia or Latin America) are an advantage.

About the project

The project will investigate the complex relationships between menstruation and the practices surrounding it, including public policies at local, national and international levels. Mixed-methods, longitudinal data will be collected and an intervention will be developed and tested using a cluster RCT. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Mel Channon (mdc51@bath.ac.uk)

The Department of Social and Policy Sciences is one of the UK’s leading centres for social sciences. This post is international and interdisciplinary; it will also involve working with the Departments of Politics, Languages & International Studies; Psychology; and Health. International partners on this project are based in Nepal and Guatemala.

Interviews will take place week commencing October 31st 2022.

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