|Salary:||£28,762 to £35,333 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £32348 with relevant PhD)|
|Placed On:||31st March 2023|
|Closes:||26th April 2023|
Applications are invited for an experienced social science/health services researcher to join a team investigating complications in glaucoma surgery.
Glaucoma is an eye disease which damages the optic nerve, and which can result in blindness. It is often initially managed with eye drops but surgery is sometimes necessary. Healthcare professionals are aware of the range of complications which may occur in glaucoma surgery, and this research seeks to develop a better understanding of how people with glaucoma conceive and experience such complications. The findings of this research will support the development of information and resources for patients which describe possible treatment complications, and which will support clinical decision making.
This study is funded by Glaucoma UK (https://glaucoma.uk/).
The successful candidate will be responsible for a focus group study which explores individual experiences of surgical complications in glaucoma treatment. Specifically, the role will involve arranging, undertaking, and analysing focus groups with people who have lived experience of glaucoma surgery and/or glaucoma treatment complications. Findings will be used to produce patient-facing resources. The role will also involve writing for publication and other forms of research dissemination.
The post holder will collaborate with other members of the team, as well work with clinical colleagues.
Applicants must have prior experience of qualitative research methods. They must also hold a PhD (or be near completion) in social sciences, behavioural sciences or applied health research, or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in the research area.
Knowledge of the NHS and/or NHS ophthalmology services would be beneficial. Prior experience of research in the NHS would be beneficial, as would prior experience of surgery focused research.
This is a full-time (36.25 hours per week) fixed-term post to 31st March 2024; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 21.75 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Arrangements for job share would be considered.
Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Paul Leighton, email email@example.com. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.
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