Research Associate (Qualitative)
Institute of Health & Neurodevelopment
Location: Aston University Main Campus
Salary: £37,474 to £42,155 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade: Grade 08
Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 months)
Basis: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 03 October 2022
Interview Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022
Release Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022
You will join an interdisciplinary, international team conducting
groundbreaking methodological development for youth mental health research.
You will be based at the prestigious Institute for Health and Neurodevelopment
at Aston University. You will carry out recruitment, qualitative data
collection, qualitative data analysis, co-production and methodological
You will work under the supervision of Dr Michael Larkin and collaborate with
a wide range of people, including the research team, young people, other
researchers, funders, and mental health practitioners.
You will be able to demonstrate good knowledge of, and experience with,
qualitative research methods; excellent communication skills; an interest in
other people's experiences; an ability to apply the principles of best
practice for coproduction and PPI (public and patient involvement in
research), and a commitment to improving mental healthcare provision for
About the project:
In this MRC-funded project, we will build a new methodology that combines
different forms of data collection (research interviews and video-recorded
clinical encounters) and analysis (experiential and interactional), whilst
involving young people in the process. The new methodology will help us to
understand young people's subjective experiences of the mental health system.
We will produce a clear guide about how to involve young people with lived
experience on mental healthcare in qualitative data analysis.
The successful candidate is required to have clearance to work with children
from the DBS (The Disclosure and Barring Service).
Further details: Job Details University Information
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