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Research Associates (2)

Lancaster University - Health Research

Location: Bailrigg
Salary: £31,396 to £36,024 (indefinite with end date contracts)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 18th March 2024
Job Ref: 0256-24

1 x Full-time

1 x Part-time (0.50 FTE – 18.25 hours)

 The Centre for Organisational Health & Well-being in the Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint two Research Associates in Occupational Health & Safety. The post holders will play a key role supporting a new research project funded by the UK Institution of Occupational Safety & Health on occupational health services. 

You will support the Principal Investigator Professor Stavroula Leka and Co-investigators Drs Sabir Giga, Claire Hardy and Kay Greasley in a range of policy related research activities. This will include the whole range of research skills including preparation of research ethics and governance applications, conducting quantitative and qualitative research, contributing to literature reviews and case study development, and preparing project reports and scientific papers for publication. You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work alongside a range of colleagues including academic staff, occupational health and safety professionals, policymakers and international stakeholders.  This is an ideal opportunity to work flexibly, build research skills, and work alongside internationally renowned groups of researchers and stakeholders. 

 Please see the person specification to understand the characteristics that are essential or desirable for these roles. Ideally, you will have excellent skills in mixed methods research focusing on occupational health and safety, and excellent understanding of occupational health services, the psychosocial work environment, and organisational health and well-being. Writing skills are particularly valued, and experience of authoring project reports, and papers for publication is critical. Experience of working collaboratively in multi-disciplinary research teams and engaging with policymakers and international stakeholders would be an advantage, as would work relevant work experience. We are looking for self-directed and committed individuals with an interest in becoming a key part of our organisational health and well-being research team.  

 The Centre for Organisational Health & Well-being conducts high-quality cutting-edge research and provides innovative educational programmes to promote sustainable work and organisational health and well-being.  See https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/health-and-medicine/research/cohwb/ 

 The Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.

 The positions are available for immediate start and we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements, including working week and days/hours worked, flexible start and finish times or condensed hours.

 Please state in your application if you wish to apply for the full time or part time post.

You will join us on an indefinite contract, however, the roles are contingent on external funding, which currently is due to end on 28th February 2026.

 We welcome applications from those of the global majority under-represented within the Division. 

 For further information, please contact: Professor Stavroula Leka stavroula.leka@lancaster.ac.uk   

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