Research Fellow (106349-0922) . Job Reference: 1887632

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 2, 2022

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Research Only

Department

Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences

Sub Department

Warwick Research in Nursing, Social Science and Systems in Health

Salary

£32,348 - £42,155 per annum

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Fixed-term contract from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023, 0.5 FTE, job share considered. Based at University of Warwick, the role will involve some travel within England.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and supportive team of researchers, patients, health and social care professionals to help deliver in Phase 2 of the mixed methods MELD study (Mapping and Evaluating Services for Children with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Behaviours that Challenge (BtC). This is funded by the Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme, National Institute of Health Research.

Phase One involved mapping English community-based services for children with LD and BtC and describing service models.

Phase 2 includes collecting and analysing two sets of case studies. The first case studies will explore different service models, interviewing children with LD and BtC using “Talking Mats”, interviewing their family carers and a range of health and social care professionals to explore how service models work for them and what their experiences have been, and includes an analysis of relevant documentation. The second case studies will explore co-production in the services, again interviewing children with LD and BtC, their family carers and a range of health and social care professionals, and undertaking a documentary analysis of relevant documentation. You would mainly be involved in the interviews with family carers and a range of health and social care professionals. The overall study is led by Professor Richard Hastings in the Centre for Educational Development Appraisal and Research, (CEDAR). This part of phase 2 is led by Professor Kate Seers, Warwick Medical School. We have a full time research fellow working on this study. This 50% FTE post will work closely with this research fellow.

We are looking for a motivated researcher, with a sound qualitative methodological training and skills in the conducting qualitative interviews and analysing and writing up qualitative data. You will have a good (2:1 or 1st Class) degree and a PhD in health and/or social care (or have equivalent research experience).

If you are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD but have not yet had it conferred, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant at the top of level 5 of the University grade structure (£31,411). Upon receipt of evidence of the successful award of your PhD, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£32,348).

https: // warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/meldstudy/

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

To support the delivery of a National Institute for Health Research funded study MELD (Mapping and Evaluating Services for Children with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Behaviours that Challenge (BtC) by undertaking research duties (participant recruitment, data collection and working with MELD study partners, assisting with analysis and writing up, report writing and peer review journal publication, preparing study documents, preparing for ethics committee submission, other research tasks and contributing to Team meetings.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Carry out research tasks for the study (including recruitment, checking study eligibility, and data collection).

2) Develop the paperwork needed to address ethical permissions required for this study.

3) Conduct qualitative interviews with a range of relevant children, families, health and social care professionals and other stakeholders.

4) Undertake document review as appropriate in the case study settings.

5) Assist and support the research team to deliver all stages of the research process.

6) Contribute to analysis of qualitative data and write it up.

7) Contribute to integrating data from mixed methods.

8) Assist and support research team communication and collaboration.

9) Be involved in the conduct of relevant dissemination activities.

10) Undertake training as required.

11) Undertake other duties that support the delivery of the project to a high standard and on time, and any other duties as required by the project or department.

12) Undertake teaching, collegial, and administrative duties as agreed with line manager that contributed to the department and wider university and to the development of your career.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Good honours degree (2:1 or 1st) and a PhD using substantially qualitative research in health and/or social care setting. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Evidence of experience in qualitative interviewing (remote and in person). (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

Evidence of research outputs (papers published in peer reviewed journals, conference presentations). (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Evidence of skills in conducting qualitative data analysis (and with qualitative data analysis software, e.g. NVivo, Atlas.ti). (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and capacity to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholder groups. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Excellent time management and organisational skills in relation to research. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Ability to work collaboratively and independently and at times under pressure, as part of a research team and independently on research, according to agreed timescales. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 8

Excellent IT skills (including qualitative data analysis software, sitebuilder, excel, email). (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

Understanding of equal opportunities and commitment to inclusiveness. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience of engaging directly in UK research governance and ethical approval processes. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Demonstrable understanding, and experience of supporting, patient and public involvement in research. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience of case study research. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 4

Experience of interviewing children with LD and BtC and using “Talking Mats” approach. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 5

A good understanding of co-production. (a, c)

Further Particulars

Professor Seers works in the Social Science and Systems in Health Unit, which utilises research methods from social sciences to understand the perspective and experiences of a diverse range of people with health and social care needs, their carers and health and social care professionals. We explore ethical issues, how the health care system works and how it could be improved. We have methodological expertise across a range of social science approaches. We work collaboratively and provide methodological support for intervention evaluation using mixed methods. Current research by members of the unit can be seen here.

https: // warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/med/research/hscience/sssh/

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

2 Oct 2022

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