Research Fellow in Applied Health Research

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7135472 (Ref:MHHEA1236)

Posted: March 22, 2023

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?   Do you have a background in applied health research?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Research Fellow to work on a charity-funded research study developing a remote osteoarthritis peer-mentorship programme for people experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage. This is an exciting and novel project focusing on musculoskeletal inequalities by working with communities and people experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage to understand engagement issues with a remote peer-mentorship intervention.  We will develop the remote osteoarthritis peer-mentorship intervention; train volunteers to deliver the intervention and assess its acceptability and other implementation issues for this target group.  

You will work closely with members of the project team and lead on project activities, including recruitment, data collection and analyses of both qualitative and quantitative data.

You will have experience of working in applied health research and the ability and desire to use your skills to improve care and service delivery for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. You will also have experience of co-ordinating research studies, and a proven track record in developing and maintaining good working relationships with community organisations, clinical colleagues and other study stakeholders.  This post is based within the School of Healthcare and involves working with colleagues in the School of Psychology (University of Leeds) and the University of Aberdeen.

You will have a first degree and a Master’s degree with a PhD (or equivalent research experience) in a subject area relating to health services research/applied health research/social care. You will also have relevant musculoskeletal and/or long-term conditions research experience in an academic or other relevant health care setting.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Gretl McHugh (Email: [email protected] ) or  Elizabeth Lavender (Email: [email protected] )

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the School of Healthcare we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black and Asian people, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people.  Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Healthcare
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £36,333 to £43,155 p.a.
Working Time:  80%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 May 2023 to 31 April 2025 (24 months))
Release Date:  Tuesday 21 March 2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 12 April 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  MHHEA1236

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.

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