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Research Associate in SCALE (Systematic study of Clinical Academic pipeLine and Equality) (2 posts)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017975

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/03/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Pharmacy and Optometry

Hours per week: 1 FTE and up to 0.7 FTE

Contract Duration: 12 months

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

The University of Manchester invites applications from outstanding candidates with a track record in the area of EDI research for the position of Research Associates. Both posts will be available immediately and will be tenable on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

You will contribute to qualitative research to gain a more detailed and in-depth understanding of the career paths, experiences and perceptions of clinical academics and clinicians. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, focus groups and stake holder interviews, you will gain insight into and explore the complex and multiple factors which influence decision making processes and career pathways. This will provide evidence for informing organisational and national policy making, and improving clinical academic pathways across the UK.

You will support The University of Manchester SCALE (Systematic study of Clinical Academic pipeLine and Equality) project team in coordinating, managing and implementing the SCALE project using qualitative research methods. This will include substantially contributing to project deliverables and outputs, as well as liaising to support internal and external partnership development. You will play a key role in working across the University and with external partners to identify the key strategic priorities that have the realistic potential to inform national quality improvement policies and research priorities and implementation strategies.

You will have, or be about to obtain, a relevant Masters and/or PhD (or equivalent) in an area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) and/or related Humanities ​field. Experience working with improving equality and diversity in STEMM, and knowledge of both clinical and academic career pathways would be advantageous.

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: Dr Natalie Gardiner


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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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