The Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint a Research Associate with experience in qualitative methods and experience of working within a public health related area. In this role you will conduct research under the supervision and mentorship of Professor Tracey Bywater and Dr Maria Bryant, and under the management of the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub Programme Manager to support ongoing, and further, Better Start Bradford, evaluation and development work. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an initiative which aims to improve the life chances of some of the poorest families within Bradford and beyond.
Based both in Bradford (min 3 days / week) and York, you will conduct collaborative research projects, duties to include; study protocol/methodology development; ethical approval processes, identifying and applying for research funding, field work and facilitation of focus groups/interviews with key stakeholders, data management and analysis, working for the Evaluation work stream, and across other work streams as appropriate. In addition you will be conducting literature searches and synthesising research evidence; liaising with field sites and staff, investigators and members of the Innovation Hub and Better Start Bradford, attending relevant meetings and developing research agendas based on Better Start Bradford. You will also write up research results and disseminate them through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities as well as contribute to the identification of possible new areas of research.
Condition of appointment
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.
Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For informal enquiries contact Professor Tracey Bywater at email@example.com
The post is fixed term for 2 years and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
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