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Research Fellow (fixed term)

School of Medicine - Lifespan and Population Health

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £32,348 to £43,414 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 10 February 2023
Reference:  MED617122

We want to appoint a research fellow to undertake qualitative research for two interesting and important National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studies. 

One of the studies is the NIHR funded PROMPPT Research Programme, which is investigating the effectiveness of a pharmacist-led intervention in general practice aimed at helping avoid overuse of prescribed opiates (strong pain medicines). A significant part of the role will involve interviewing participants and undertaking qualitative analysis as part of the team led by Keele University. The role holder will also help to recruit and support general practices to participate in the study.  

The other study is the NIHR funded Avoidable Harm in Prisons project, which is investigating the frequency, nature and causes of harm to prisoners associated with problems with the provision of healthcare. The role holder will undertake semi-structured interviews with staff and people in prison to understand the nature and experiences of harm in prison healthcare. The role holder will contribute to the qualitative analysis using a framework approach alongside colleagues from the University of Manchester.  

At the University of Nottingham, we are committed to supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have an excellent choice of benefits and rewards, including access to fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with 30 days' holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.

This role is offered on a fixed term contract until 28 February 2024. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 18 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may also be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Tony Avery by email: tony.avery@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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