Location: Aldermoor Health Centre Salary: £34,980 to £41,732 Pro rata per annum Part Time - 17.5 hours per week - Fixed Term until 30th June 2025 Closing Date: Thursday 15 February 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2589824LG
An exciting opportunity is available for a researcher to join the behavioural science group within the Primary Care Research Centre to carry out a qualitative study to explore couples' experiences of low back pain.
The successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of the study, including conducting interviews with people with low back pain and their partners, qualitative data analysis, and a scoping review of the literature on couples-focused interviews for chronic conditions. The candidate will also apply the Person-Based Approach (https: // www. personbasedapproach.org) to develop an intervention plan for a couples-focused intervention for low back pain.
Applicants will have a PhD in health or social research or related discipline, or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in relevant discipline (e.g. psychology), and experience of qualitative research and systematic or scoping review methodology. Experience of working with couples or people living with long-term conditions, primary care research, and the person-based approach to intervention development is desirable. Successful applicants will have demonstrated their ability to work independently and efficiently in a research context and will have excellent written English skills with meticulous attention to detail.
Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.
The post is fixed term until 30 June 2025 and will be offered part-time (0.5FTE) from 1st April 2024.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Kate Greenwell ([email protected]).
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