Research Associate (107380-0623)

University of Warwick


Vacancy Type/Job category
Research Only
Department
Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences
Sub Department
Division of Health Sciences
Salary
£28,929 – £32,411 per annum.
Location
University of Warwick, Coventry
Vacancy Overview
Full time, fixed term contract until 28 February 2026. 36.5 hours per week.
This role will require a standard DBS check.
We are looking to appoint a highly motivated individual, interested in health services research and climate change, and excited about the opportunity to undertake impactful research aimed at informing the NHS Net Zero Strategy.
You will work for 30 months, commencing as soon as possible on the NIHR-funded GPNET-0 study (‘Implementation of decarbonisation actions in General Practice to help achieve a net zero NHS. A mixed methods study of institutional, organisational, professional, and patient factors’). Please see GPNET-0
webpage .
You will be ambitious, hard-working, well organised with experience of mixed methods research. There will be considerable opportunity to develop your research skills and interests in the context of this study. You will work closely with the study leads Dr Nunes and Professor Dale and with other project investigators based across England.
You will be a key member of the GPNET-0 research team. You will contribute to literature searches to identify background literature and summarise relevant findings. You will contribute to collecting, managing and analysing quantitative and qualitative data, check the accuracy of interview transcriptions and conduct initial and follow-up analysis as needed. You will contribute to the drafting of research outputs, including stakeholder briefings and reporting of the qualitative and quantitative results in both peer-reviewed papers and the final project report. You will be involved in the wider dissemination of the project findings, will have the opportunity to present at meetings and conferences, and to contribute to journal articles and other research outputs.
You must have completed a master’s degree in health sciences, environmental science, social science or other relevant discipline. Some familiarity and experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods is required. This is a strongly interdisciplinary project, and an ideal applicant would have a strong background in health sciences as well as a proven affinity with environmental science, or vice versa.
Applicants are requested to submit a CV of no more than 3 pages in length and a supporting statement in addition as part of their application to demonstrate how they meet the ‘Person Specification’.
To find out more or arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact Dr Raquel Nunes ([email protected]) and Professor Jeremy Dale ([email protected]).
Interview Date: TBC.
Job Description
JOB PURPOSE
We are looking to appoint a highly motivated individual, interested in health services research and climate change, and excited about the opportunity to undertake impactful research aimed at informing the NHS Net Zero Strategy.
You will work for 30 months, commencing as soon as possible on the NIHR-funded GPNET-0 study (‘Implementation of decarbonisation actions in General Practice to help achieve a net zero NHS. A mixed methods study of institutional, organisational, professional, and patient factors’). Please see GPNET-0 webpage .
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Research and scholarship
• Contribute to systematic literature searches.
• Contribute to participant recruitment, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
• Summarise/synthesise relevant information into factsheets and reports.
• Collaborate in the preparation of research publications.
• Present papers and reports at team meetings, conferences or public meetings.
• Represent the research group at external meetings/seminar, either with other members of the team or alone.
• Carry out collaborative work with colleagues in partner institutions.
• Continually update own knowledge and understanding in field or specialism.
• Act in a collegial manner.
Teaching and Learning Support
• Opportunities to contribute to teaching and learning programmes.
• Assist in the supervision of student projects and the development of student research skills.
• May be involved in the assessment of student knowledge and supervision of projects.
Administration and Other Activities
• To support the Project Leaders with administrative tasks related to the research project.
• Work within budget constraints.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
• A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
• Proven ability in research and evidence of quality research output in relevant field appropriate to career stage.
• Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge of research methods and techniques to work within the research project.

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 above) in Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, or a related discipline. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Merit / Distinction level MSc or equivalent in Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, or a related discipline. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 3
Experience in designing, organising, and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 4
Excellent time-management and organisational skills. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 5
Excellent time-management and organisational skills. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 6
The ability to work independently and as part of a team. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 7
A willingness to continue to learn and develop. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Experience working in primary care health services research. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Experience working on climate change or more specifically net zero. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 3
Experience working with NHS and other key external stakeholders. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 4
A track record of research achievement and publication appropriate to career stage. (a)
Desirable Criteria 5
Experience working with referencing software (e.g. Endnote) and data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, NVivo). (a)
Further Particulars
Warwick Medical School (WMS) aims to train the best talent, develop research capacity, and foster national and international collaborations, to seek to solve some of the world’s most pressing health problems. We provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
We are proud to offer a range of initiatives and projects at Warwick Medical School which encourage gender equality in the workplace, from mentoring and shadowing schemes to dedicated events, flexible working schemes and family spaces. Equal opportunity and support for all is a priority at Warwick Medical School. We’re committed to developing our work in line with the Athena SWAN charter, which you can find out more about it here .
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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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
27 Jun 2023

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