Research Associate / Fellow – Qualitative Research (ZH)

University of Manchester

We wish to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and self-motivated qualitative researcher to join the Digital Health Research Theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (ARC-GM), based at the University of Manchester.

You will need excellent skills in qualitative research methods developed in health or social care settings and a keen interest and/or experience in digital health technologies research.

This position offers the opportunity to contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative digital interventions in health and social care across Greater Manchester, with a focus on evaluating how the introduction of digital technologies impacts decision making and behaviour of patients and clinicians.  

All evaluations will have both qualitative and quantitative components, with qualitative and quantitative researchers working closely together. The post holder will lead the qualitative aspects of the research. They will use observational and interview-based methods to understand how interventions are implemented in practice and the factors affecting their adoption, use, safety, and effectiveness, including their impact on decision-making processes and behaviour. Integral to the post is engagement with stakeholders in health and social care, including patients and members of the public, around trust and adoption of digital technology.

We have a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and students, and are proud to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve. As the School is committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.  All appointments will be made on merit.  

The post-holder will be office-based at the University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road. However, during the pandemic many staff are either working from home or a hybrid of home and office working.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name:  Prof Dawn Dowding or Dr Sabine van der Veer

Email:  [email protected] or [email protected]

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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