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Part Time Research Fellow

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £35,845 Pro rata per annum
Part Time - 15 hours per week - Fixed Term until 31/03/2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 17 October 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 25 October 2019
Reference:  1185519CF

The Long Term Conditions Research Group School of Health Sciences is seeking an outstanding individual to join the team. 

As part of our team you will be responsible for the development of the research work of the Optim Park Project. In this project we are looking at the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention that will enhance the process of living with Parkinson’s Disease, with a special focus on how to optimise the use of resources and systems of support in the community and in disadvantaged areas in different European countries (Denmark, Norway, Spain and United Kingdom) ( Your focus for this project will be on the UK perspective but collaboration and communication across countries is expected. This is an excellent opportunity to work within and international team. 

In particular we are interested in applications from people with experience of qualitative and quantitative research and knowledge about aspects related to living with Parkinson’s disease and multisectoral action is also positively valued.

Working with Professor Mari Carmen Portillo, Coordinator of the Optim Park Project and lead of the Long Term Conditions Research Group, you will be responsible for NHS and University Ethics Committees application and clearance, submitting amendments, recruitment of participants, and data collection, collation and analysis, producing study reports and establishing good relationships with relevant stakeholders. 

We would also like you to take part in the research group discussions for the decision making of the project. 

You will have the following skills and experience to enable you to perform this role:

   - Excellent project management, planning and organising skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a national and international team.

  - Experience of qualitative and quantitative research (obtaining pertinent ethical-governance approvals, meeting Health Research Authority targets and timelines, working to Good Clinical Practice and research governance requirements to ensure the successful delivery of the research project.

  - Ability to plan and coordinate a complex workload and meet the challenges of competing priorities

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in health sciences or working towards the finalisation of a PhD.

A Standard DBS check is required for this position.

This role is offered part time (2 days a week) on a fixed term contract basis for 2.5 years.

Applicants who would like to talk informally to a member of the team about the role please contact Professor Mari Carmen Portillo (Tel. 02380597591).

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Human Resources on 023 8059 7547 and please refer to job reference 1185519CF

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Health Sciences

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

Further details:

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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