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Research Associate In The Nihr Applied Research Collaboration For Greater Manchester (Mental Health Theme)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017914

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/01/2022

Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: 30 September 2024

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

The University of Manchester invites applications for the post of Research Associate to join the Mental Health Research Theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (NIHR ARC-GM). This position offers the opportunity to contribute to the development, evaluation and implementation of new initiatives to protect, sustain and improve mental health and resilience in local communities, marginalised populations and patient groups. Our initial research focus will be on children and young people but we will also study the integration of physical and mental health systems and interventions with adults. ​​​​​​​

The NIHR ARC-GM is collaboration between The University of Manchester and the health and care system of Greater Manchester. Our work is directly informed by the needs of both this system and the local population. Our over-arching goal is to improve the health of the GM population and the quality and sustainability of the health and social care they receive. We will achieve this by co-producing excellent research in areas prioritised by the system and by enhancing its impact through supported implementation into policy and practice. 

You will work with Penny Bee, Professor in Applied Health Research and Karina Lovell, Professor of Mental Health, as well as other members of the Mental Health Research Theme. You will be based in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work within the School of Health Sciences. This is a full-time post and you will be office-based at the University of Manchester with some remote working where required.

You will hold a PhD(or equivalent) in a relevant subject area, and be expected to coordinate and deliver projects within the work streams including systematic reviews, qualitative studies, and Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) activities to time, target and budget.

Experience of working with participatory approaches with vulnerable children and young people is essential. You will be expected to ensure effective regulatory, financial and human resources procedures are in place to deliver the work. This will involve extensive liaison with the project team and collaborators.

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

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: Professor Penny Bee

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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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