Job reference: BMH-023068
Salary: UoM Grade 6 £36,024-£44,263
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Division of Developmental Biology and Medicine
Hours Per Week: Part Time (60% FTE)
Closing date: 24/09/2023
Contract Duration: 6 - contract must end 31/03/2024 due to research grant end date
School/Directorate: School of Medical Sciences

Job Description

We are seeking a proactive and experienced post-doctoral research associate with expertise in qualitative research methods to join the eVOLVE programme (Evaluating the effectiveness of the Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle Version 2 on reducing perinatal mortality). eVOLVE is a NHS England-funded programme to evaluate the impact of implementation of NHS England’s Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle Version 2 (SBLCBv2) on perinatal outcomes and maternity services. eVOLVE is hosted by the Maternal and Fetal Heatlh Research Centre at the University of Manchester, which delivers a world-leading portfolio of translational research to prevent complications of pregnancy and perinatal mortality.

The post holder will lead on delivering workstream 3 of the programme to evaluate the views and experiences of service users and providers about maternity care in relation to implementation of the SBLCBv2. The successful candidate will have a track record in leading qualitative research in a healthcare/social science related discipline. They will have a proven track record in designing, conducting, analysing and writing-up qualitative research. There is opportunity for a hybrid model of office and home-based working.

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.           

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