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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term, Part time)

University of Nottingham - Nottingham University Business School

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £30,487 to £40,521 per annum, pro rata depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: SOC505523

Applications are invited for an experienced social science/health services researcher to contribute to a study at the University of Nottingham. The purpose of this role will be to work on this MRC-funded study, which is a work package within “Identifying and targeting modifiable inflammatory factors underlying higher risk of frailty in individuals experiencing deprivation”. This work package is led by Prof Stephen Timmons, Nottingham University Business School (The overall PI is Prof A Valdes, School of Medicine). The post holder will have specific responsibility for recruiting participants to qualitative interviews and focus groups from a variety of deprived communities/excluded groups. The person appointed will be expected to plan and conduct work using qualitative methodologies appropriate to the research and will be responsible for writing up their work for publication.

The person appointed will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio

Applicants must have experience of qualitative research methods and theories as well as expertise in analysing qualitative data. 

Applicants must have:

  • Some practical experience of applying the specialist skills, approaches and techniques required for the role, principally qualitative research
  • Practical experience of recruiting participants to research studies (ideally from deprived communities)
  • PhD (or close to completion)
  • The ability to travel locally

This is a part-time (18.12 hours per week), fixed-term post available immediately until 28/02/2025.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Stephen Timmons, stephen.timmons@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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