Research Fellow in Qualitative Methods

University of Southampton
April 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:£34,980 to £42,978
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Contract Type:Fixed Term - 17.5 ho
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Research Fellow in Qualitative Methods Primary Care Research Centre

Location: Aldermoor Health Centre Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 Pro rata per annum Part Time Fixed Term - 17.5 hours a week for 10 months Closing Date: Thursday 11 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2664124LG

Qualitative Research Fellow to join the Data Science Group

About us

The Data Science Research Group at the University of Southampton is based in the Primary Care Research Centre. Our work uses large volumes of complex, heterogeneous, multi-dimensional and often unstructured datasets from different sources. We aim to understand patterns, trends, and associations of diseases to inform preventive action in the UK and international contexts. Our group includes a diverse multidisciplinary team conducting high quality and innovative research addressing complex health and social care challenges of the 21st century. We employ traditional statistical and epidemiological methods, alongside cutting-edge artificial intelligence algorithms to gain insights into real-world problems. This is combined with qualitative research to provide deeper understanding, insights and application of big data findings.

About the role

The Data Science Research Group at the Primary Care Research Centre is recruiting. You will join a successful inter-disciplinary and mixed methods team with extensive qualitative and quantitative expertise. This position is a unique opportunity to join an experienced, fast-paced and high-output research group, working closely with our supportive team to help deliver School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded projects in populations with multiple long-term conditions. You will contribute to qualitative interviews, thematic analysis, evidence synthesis and draft high- quality academic research papers for dissemination.

About you

If you believe you meet the requirements for the post, come and join us to take forward this exciting opportunity and become part of an innovative and dynamic research group where you will be valued, included and supported.

You will be educated to postgraduate degree level and must have an established track record in conducting qualitative research and analysis. You will have experience in recruitment, data collection and thematic analysis techniques for qualitative studies, and knowledge of conducting focus group research.

You will be able to work to tight deadlines, manage your time independently, be flexible to accommodate project demands and responsive to requests from line managers and other colleagues. You will possess excellent organisational skills and high professional standards.

Applicants for Research Fellow positions will have completed a relevant PhD qualification.

Applications 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 completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well- being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

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