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PHIRST - Research Fellow

London South Bank University - Institute of Health and Social Care

Location: London
Salary: £40,049 to £46,871 per annum, inclusive of £4,716 London Weighting per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd December 2022
Closes: 20th December 2022
Job Ref: REQ8042

LSBU’s NIHR funded PHIRST South Bank Centre (Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Team) is looking to recruit a Research Fellow to support the delivery of a programme of evaluation projects across the UK. This is one of six UK Centres that have  been commissioned to work alongside local governments to co-produce and conduct public health research of existing or planned interventions. The Centre presents an exciting opportunity to produce robust evidence to inform future public health policy-making and commissioning decisions both locally and nationally.

About you

The postholder will have a sound knowledge of a range of research and evaluation techniques and methodologies (including both qualitative and quantitative) suitable for evaluating complex public health interventions. A knowledge of public health priorities and delivery mechanisms across the UK would be an advantage and good interpersonal and communication skills will be essential.

Exciting work you will do

You will work as part of our PHIRST South Bank Centre team and alongside academics from across the University. The role will support the Principal Investigator, Evaluation Manager and a team of academics from across the University in assessing the evaluability of projects, and delivery of research activities including literature reviews, writing ethics proposals, recruitment and management of participants, data analysis, report writing and journal article preparation and submission.

Qualifications required

The candidate will have a PhD (or about to be awarded) in a relevant discipline (public health, health psychology, health promotion or other appropriate life sciences subject) or equivalent professional qualifications or experience.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community in our desire to reflect the diversity of the community we serve.

For more information about the PHIRST initiative see: https://phirst.nihr.ac.uk.

Details about the role and How to apply

The post is full time, fixed term until July 2025 and available immediately.

Applications for a Job share/Part Time or Secondment opportunities are welcomed for this post.

Flexible working patterns will also be considered for this post.

Closing date: Tuesday 20th December 2022

Interviews will be held on: W/c 9th January 2023 (subject to change)

For more information about the role or an informal discussion please contact Professor Susie Sykes: sykess@lsbu.ac.uk

Application process

To apply, please complete our online application form ensuring to address the essential selection criteria in the ‘Evidence for selection criteria’ section.

Please Note: The Job Reference # for this post is REQ8042

Employment Visa: Under the UK Governments PSB scheme this role meets the criteria to be sponsored by LSBU for a Skilled Worker Route (SWR) application.

Please be advised that currently LSBU will only support the Certificate of Sponsorship for any employment visas and will not support the payment of the employment visa for the offered candidate and/or dependants.

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