Research Associate in junvenile Onset Rheumatic Diseases: Education, Vocational Readiness & Employment

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester invites applications from candidates with a proven track record in epidemiology, social science, applied health science, public health, health economics, or statistics for a research associate position to investigate the impact of juvenile onset rheumatic diseases on education, vocational readiness, & employment.  The post is available immediately and will be tenable on a fixed term contract for 2.5 years.

We are looking for an enthusiastic research associate with a background in one of the following, or related, disciplines, epidemiology, social science, applied health science, public health, or statistics.  You will be performing both quantitative and qualitative research.  Although qualitative research skills are desirable, we do not expect all candidates to have expertise in qualitative research and training will be provided if needed.  

You will have good organisational skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. You will be able to demonstrate a flexible approach to work and be able to meet agreed deadlines using initiative and judgement to prioritise competing demands. In addition, to a rolling programme of research, the post will also be key in communicating the research to the wider public.  You will have excellent communication skills and experience giving presentations to small and medium size audiences. 

The project is funded by the Nuffield Foundation Oliver Bird Fund and Versus Arthritis

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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: Professor Suzanne Verstappen

Email: [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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