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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant. Physical Activity and Wellbeing Promotion in Islamic Religious Settings: Active Madrassah

Edge Hill University - Sport & Physical Activity

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £33,966 to £37,099 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th November 2023
Closes: 5th January 2024
Job Ref: EHR0127-1123
 

Post Type: Full Time, Fixed Term

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About the Role

This is a unique research role that will really make a difference through place-based intervention development to identify physical activity promotion approaches for Islamic religious settings that are culturally and religiously sensitive and that combine the scientific evidence of physical activity systems approaches.

The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at Edge Hill University's Ormskirk campus. In addition, a unique aspect of this role is that they will be integrated into the TaAF team and have access to a workspace at the TaAF offices in Burnley. 

This post is an opportunity to work with an experienced and dynamic research and practitioner team to co-develop and evaluate physical activity promotion approaches in East Lancashire.

 Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • complete high-quality research in physical activity promotion in Islamic religious settings, leading on project management, research design, participant recruitment, data collection and analysis (mixed methods but primarily qualitative), and dissemination elements of the project, under the direction of the PI. 
  • publish research outputs in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • effectively disseminate research findings at internal and external practitioner, stakeholder, and research meetings and conferences, making research accessible to lay and expert audiences

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Professor Stuart Fairclough, Professor of Physical Activity and Wellbeing at faircls@edgehill.ac.uk

 About You

As Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Physical Activity and Wellbeing promotion in Islamic religious settings: Active Madrassah, you will have:

  • mixed-methods research skills and experience, with expertise in qualitative methodologies
  • knowledge and understanding of physical activity, health, and wellbeing intervention development 
  • experience of working with stakeholders in under-represented communities to develop intervention programmes
  • strong communication skills and a friendly, open personality

It is important to note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure for you from the Disclosure and Barring Service and that this will form part of the conditions of offer of employment.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 48 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and health & wellbeing resources.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 23.68%
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street.

 About Us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

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