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Research Fellow (HI-COVE Project)
Ref. 50052665

£29,638 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Central London

This post is part-time, 24.5 hours per week and fixed term for 7.5 months (starting as soon as possible). 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced qualitative researcher with experience of conducting sensitive health research and recruiting underrepresented groups to join our research team on a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded project exploring the lived experience of long COVID, among minoritised ethnic people, specifically people from Arab, Black, South Asian, or mixed backgrounds. 

Hosted by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and in collboration with Keele University, University of Southampton, and Queen Mary University of London, our exciting new research involves a multidisciplinary team of psychology, health academics, clinicans and an artist to understand views and experiences of underrepresented groups; alternative support systems/networks used as well as what support people want and need from health care services.  We aim to imagine better healthcare services for racially minoritised groups. The research involves qualitative methods (in-depth qualitative interviews) and engagement with a range of stakeholders (health and social care professionals, community organisations, religious/faith organisations and the social prescribing sector) and creating innovative media such as the development of artwork co-created with particpants. 

The post-holder will be an experienced qualitative researcher, with excellent people skills and the capacity to respond appropriately and sensitively to users from different backgrounds, external organisations, as well as a multidisciplinary research team. They will have experience of conducting sensitive health research and recruiting underrepresentated groups. They will be able to take responsibility and work on their own initiative, as well as work well as part of a team. Scientific writing skills and overall project management are important.

The post-holder will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the project. They will engage with stakeholders for participant recruitment and they will conduct the semi-structured interviews. They will contribute to data management and analysis, academic writing, and overall project management. They will liaise closely with external stakeholders and the multidisciplinary research team on study progress, the creation of study outputs (incluing the study website, publications, and artwork) and dissemination of results. They will work under the direction of the principal investigator and the research team. 

Candidates should have a good honours degree and a PhD in Psychology or subject relevant to the project focus, including Health services Research. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential.  

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

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Closing date: midnight on 30 May 2022

Interviews are likely to be held on: 09 June 2022

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