Job reference: BMH-023309
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum depending on experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Division of Psychology, Communication and Human Neuroscience
Hours Per Week: 14 hours per week (0.4FTE)
Closing date: 09/10/2023
Contract Duration: 15 Months From 01 November 2023 until 31 January 2025
School/Directorate: School of Health Sciences

Job Description

The Division seeks to appoint an Information Specialist or Research Associate to work within the NIHR BRC Hearing Health Theme and Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) at the University of Manchester. This is a part-time post working on a research project funded by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), PF Charitable Trust, and the University of Manchester.  The project you will be running will be a James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) on the topic of childhood deafness and hearing loss. The JLA PSP is predicated on consulting people with lived experience, caregivers, and health and care professionals, in order to identify the research priorities in a given area of health research, according to the people who the condition affects.

We are looking for an individual who has interest in and knowledge about issues involved in providing paediatric hearing health care, and has an awareness of research in this area.  The candidate should have experience of conducting qualitative research. The candidate should be organised, self-motivated, and passionate about working with diverse communities to ensure all have equal and fair participation in the JLA process.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual seeking post-doc experience or for someone with specialist skills in providing hearing health care and/or working with diverse communities including children and young people, collecting and analysing qualitative datasets, and using systematic techniques to review existing scientific literature.

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

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.           

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Name: Cath Wright


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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