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Research Associate For NIHR School For Primary Care Research Study: Treatment Burden in People <65 Years With Multimorbidity in Primary Care (Part-Time)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-018491

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/05/2022

Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum pro-rata dependent on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

Hours Per Week: 0.5 FTE (17 hours per week)

Contract Duration: 01 October 2022 until 31 March 2024

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

The Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research at the University of Manchester seeks a Research Associate from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2024. Funding is available to undertake this post on a part-time (0.5 FTE) basis.

We are seeking to appoint a talented mixed-methods researcher to work on an NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) project – Treatment Burden for people <65 years with multimorbidity in primary care.  The aim of the study is to understand the treatment burden associated with multiple long-term health conditions, for people <65 years of age, and to understand how primary care services affect this burden.  The study is a collaboration across four members of the SPCR (the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Exeter).  The study methods include qualitative interviews, a cross-sectional survey, and stakeholder workshops.  The post is part-time (0.5 FTE) starting from 1st July 2022, for 18 months.

The role would suit applicants with experience in using mixed (quantitative and qualitative) research methods in applied health research, as well as experience of co-ordinating research studies across multiple sites.  Post holders will have a strong background in quantitative and qualitative methods applied to health services research. They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will be involved in study set-up and, working with co-investigators at the University of Bristol, will take the lead in data collection (primarily survey data and qualitative data), and data analysis.  The post-holder will take a lead in planning and organisation for the study, supported by the Investigators at the University of Manchester (Tom Blakeman and Maria Panagioti) as well as the Principal Investigator (Rachel Johnson) at the University of Bristol.  There will be opportunities to contribute to writing publications and presenting findings at conferences.

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:

Contact: Dr Tom Blakeman or Dr Maria Panagioti

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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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