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Research Associate ‘Mental Capacity and Personal Finances: A Qualitative Study of Assessment and Support’
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016865

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/06/2021

Salary: £32,816 pro rata, per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/ Directorate: Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work

Hours per week: 0.4 Fte (14 hours, 2 days per week)

Contract Duration: Available from 1st October 2021 for 12 months

We invite applications for the post of Research Associate with qualitative research skills and experience to join our interdisciplinary, cross-faculty team. You will work with Dr Alex Hall (School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health), Professor Debora Price (School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities) and Professor Nicola Glover-Thomas (Department of Law, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities) on the NIHR-funded study ‘Mental Capacity and Personal Finances: A Qualitative Study of Assessment and Support’. 

The post will be based in the School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, on a part time basis (0.4 FTE / 2 days per week) from 1st October 2021 for 12 months. You will be required to interview social care professionals, older adults and their families, and to support Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) and dissemination activities. This is likely to require a mix of face-to-face and remote interviewing and consultation, according to COVID-19 guidance. 

The central role of the Research Associate will be to support data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination, and PPIE activities, on a research project exploring support for older adults to manage personal finances.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (or thesis submitted and awaiting examination) and have experience of conducting qualitative research around sensitive topics. Excellent communication and organisation skills are essential, as is the ability to work well both in a team and using your own initiative.

Interviews will be held on Monday 19th July.

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

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Alex Hall

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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.