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Senior Research Associate

University of East Anglia - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - Norwich Medical School

Location: Norwich
Salary: £37,099 per annum, with an annual increment up to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 28th June 2024
Job Ref: RA2207

Salary on appointment will be £37,099 per annum, with an annual increment up to £44,263 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Associate to join the Project Team of the Wellcome Trust funded Institutional Award “Inclusion Diversity and Equality of Access (IDEA)” Project. This project aims to affect a culture change by evidencing the positive impact of equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) awareness and training.

You will play a vital role in supervising the data gathering and data interpretation of the IDEA project. This research will be undertaken in the Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH) at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

As the SRA you be undertaking research to capture and improve levels of EDI knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours within our research environment. You will work with the IDEA team in collaboration with learned societies, diversity experts, the UEA research community especially those from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as colleagues from across the Norwich Research Park, and People and Culture Division to collaboratively develop education, training, and skills offerings in EDI. This will involve contributing to the development of training interventions for research staff in cultural competency and bystander intervention.

You will be involved in designing and delivering the intervention elements in collaboration with colleagues from relevant areas, and most significantly in generating measures and gathering the data to evaluate the success of interventions in terms of improving EDI knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours. This evaluation will involve mixed methods approaches including questionnaires, focus groups, and one-to-one qualitative interviews. The role is expected to lead on qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches.

You will also be expected to lead on the development of inclusive design and data collection practices, the development of a guidance framework and lead on the writing of reports and papers.

What you will bring:

  • A postgraduate research degree or equivalent professional experience in a relevant research area.
  • Significant experience of conducting independent research projects and ensuring their consistent satisfactory completion.
  • A knowledge and understanding, or previous experience, of making workplace cultural improvements in respect of EDI, and clear demonstration of implementation of these values in teaching, research, or advocacy.
  • Ability to design, collect, and interpret mixed methods research.
  • Published demonstration of the ability to write a wide range of texts e.g., case studies, conference abstracts, peer review papers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

There are two full-time posts available on a fixed term basis for two years. 

UEA offers a variety of flexible working options and although this role is advertised on a full-time basis, we encourage applications from individuals who would prefer a flexible working pattern including annualised hours, compressed working hours, part-time, job share, term-time only and/or hybrid working. Details of preferred hours should be stated in the personal statement and will be discussed further at interview. 

We strongly encourage applicants from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds and welcome applications from all protected groups as defined by the Equality Act 2010. Appointment will be made on merit.

Closing date: 28 June 2024

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality.

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