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Qualitative Research Fellow (PREFIX Study)

Primary Care Research Centre

Location:  Aldermoor Health Centre
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Fixed Term -17.5 hours - Project end on 31/07/2023
Closing Date:  Monday 28 November 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2061722LG

An exciting opportunity is available for a qualitative researcher to work on a mixed-methods feasibility study exploring the views of primary care clinicians and patients towards a new diagnostic test designed to improve the use of antibiotics for chest infections. It is hoped that this new test may be a valuable tool in the fight against antibiotic resistance. The study is funded by the School of Primary Care Research.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the qualitative aspects of the study, including participant recruitment, carrying out and analysing qualitative interviews, and writing up study reports. You will work closely alongside a multi-disciplinary team (including a trial manager) from the University of Southampton Primary Care Research Centre.

Applicants will have an in-depth understanding of qualitative methods, usually gained through a relevant PhD, or other research experience, normally supported by a relevant postgraduate degree. Successful applicants will have demonstrated their ability to work independently and efficiently in a research context,and will have excellent written English skills with attention to detail. Experience of using qualitative analysis software such as NVivo would be an advantage.

The post is fixed term and will be offered part time (0.5 FTE) from 1st December 2022 to 31st July 2022. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Nick Francis by email at

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 Anjali Mavi (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 2061722LG on all correspondence.

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