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Academic Programme Lead - Research Fellow

Primary Care and Population Sciences

Location:  Aldermoor Health Centre
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345 Pro rata per annum
Part Time (17.5) Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing Date:  Tuesday 20 August 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 04 September 2019
Reference:  1165219LG

An exciting opportunity is available for a talented psychology researcher to join the Primary Care Group to work on the RECUR programme. The aim of the RECUR programme is to develop and trial a number of approaches to reduce recurrent respiratory tract infection in primary care. These approaches include digital interventions targeting physical activity and stress management, and nasal sprays. RECUR is comprised of a number of studies including initial qualitative studies, a feasibility trial and a full randomised controlled trial. The post will involve leading on academic set up and running of the feasibility trial (developing and writing protocols for registration and publication, developing and running process studies, academic oversight of feasibility trial), contributing to intervention development activities (including qualitative studies, intervention planning and optimisation), leading on and contributing to research outputs including publications and conference presentations. The work will be carried out under the supervision of Dr Adam Geraghty and Professor Paul Little, 

You will have an in-depth understanding of health psychology and will be starting to build your academic standing, aiming to gain recognition at a national level. Your knowledge and experience will usually have been gained through a relevant PhD*, but may also have been achieved via other research experience, normally supported by a relevant postgraduate degree. You will have demonstrated your ability to work independently and efficiently managing research studies, and will have excellent written English skills with meticulous attention to detail. 

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Potential applicants who would like to discuss the posts are welcome to contact Dr Adam Geraghty,

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1165219LG on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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