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Research Associate (Full-Time) / Research Fellow (Part – Time) Centre For Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-018103

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/04/2022

Salary: Research Associate: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum / Research Fellow: £42,149 - £51,799 per annum pro rata

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Division of Pharmacy and Optometry

Hours Per Week: Research Associate: Full Time ( 1 FTE) / Research Fellow: Part Time (17.5 hours per week / 0.5 FTE)

Contract Duration: Fixed Term Starting ASAP until 31st March 2023

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

The University of Manchester invites applications from outstanding candidates with a track research record in the area of education or pharmacy practice research to join a new research team exploring postgraduate pharmacy education. Depending on experience applications are invited for either research associate or research fellow post. The post will be available immediately and will be tenable until 31 March 2023 in the first instance. Funding is available to undertake these post on a full-time or part-time basis.

The successful applicant will join the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, and will work on a range of projects to meet short and medium term research objectives. These will include explorations of drivers for learning, training requirements for new roles and the impact of education supervision. The post-holders will also be expected to work on other CPPE projects. This post will involve delivery of projects in a timely and rigorous fashion and to a strict timetable and budget. This will involve liaison with the project team and wider external collaborators.

You will have a PhD in the field of pharmacy or broader primary care education and/or practice, or related workforce education and training. An additional research masters is desirable.  You will have previous experience in qualitative and quantitative (mixed methods) research, including the use of appropriate software packages for data analysis (e.g. NVivo, SPSS). You will have evidence of publishing papers in high quality peer reviewed journals.

As this role involves research at a postgraduate level, applicants who are not an EEA national or a national of an exempt country and who will require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) Points Based System in order to take up the role, will be required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate and will need to obtain this prior to making any official visa application UKVI)

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. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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:

Dr Matthew Shaw  (in the first instance):



Professor Ellen Schafheutle


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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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