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Research Associate

The University of Manchester - School of Health Sciences

Location: Manchester
Salary: £36,024 to £41,732 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th June 2024
Closes: 9th July 2024
Job Ref: BMH-025994

We wish to appoint a Research Associate to join a multidisciplinary team investigating the provision of youth work services for young people with long-term physical and/or mental health problems that has been funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The Research Associate will need to be an experienced qualitative researcher who also has experience of survey research. The post requires expertise and experience in conducting research with children and young people. Integral to the post is the ability to engage with a diverse group of stakeholders, including young people, parents/carers and health and social care providers. The Research Associate will be based at the University of Manchester and the study will involve some travel across the UK for fieldwork. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

The overall purpose of the current position is to manage the project on a day-to-day basis under the supervision of Professor Susan Kirk (University of Manchester) and Dr Marie Marshall (Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust). This will include obtaining ethics committee and research governance approvals; participant recruitment; qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; and report writing. They will work closely with a multi-disciplinary research team and a group of young advisors throughout the project.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk. Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Susan Kirk

Email: sue.kirk@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: People.recruitment@manchester.ac.uk

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