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Research Associate: Applied Qualitative Heath Research

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 by Keele University

Newcastle, Staffordshire United Kingdom
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Keele University

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences

Research Associate: Applied Qualitative Heath Research

1 Year Fixed Term

Grade 7 - Starting salary £33,199

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

The Research Institute (RI) for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to undertake the qualitative work-package of a research project funded by Versus Arthritis. The overall aim of the Aches and Pains and Living Better project is to develop a model for an intervention for supported self-management for musculoskeletal pain that takes account of varying levels of patient health literacy.

The post will be housed in the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences ( ). The qualitative work-package in this project will adopt a Participatory Action Research approach. The post holder will be expected to recruit patient and professional stakeholders, conduct focus groups, lead a Nominal Group Technique workshop and analyse the qualitative data using an iterative approach.

The post provides an excellent opportunity for an individual to further develop existing research skills and knowledge in social science and health research.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a health or social science subject. You will have experience of qualitative health research methodology and preferably experience researching musculoskeletal pain. You will have excellent communication skills, an ability to work independently, and have an organised approach to the management of your work.

If you would like to discuss this position further, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Jo Protheroe on or Dr Emma Healey on

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Post reference: KU

Closing date for applications: 3 February 2019.

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Reference: 634863314