Research Fellow – Institute of Applied Health Research

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Position Details

Institute of Applied Health Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £34,980 to £44,263 with potential progression once in post to £46,974

Grade: 7

Full Time, Fixed Term contract up to December 2025

Closing date: 18th July 2024



To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within a specific research project. The research project is about Developing a Culturally Sensitive Measure of the Experience of Meaningful Work Among Healthcare Staff.

Role Summary

  • Work within a specified research grant about the health and wellbeing of UK healthcare staff
  • Operate within area of specialism to utilise qualitative and quantitative research skills including psychometrics and co-production
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to reviewing the literature using a systematic approach, data collection, quantitative and quantitative data analysis, leading public involvement activities, writing and disseminating scientific results

Main Duties

The responsibilities include the responsibilities outlined below.

  • Collect, analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data
  • Write scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Lead public involvement activities, including recruitment and discussion sessions
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings in research seminars and conferences
  • Contribute to Departmental/Institute research-related activities, research-related administration, and small group teaching
  • Collect and analyse research data using quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  • Promote equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods

Person Specification

  • First degree and higher degree relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications (examples include Psychology, Medicine, Research Methods, Sociology, and Occupational Health, although others relevant to research project are welcomed)
  • Ability to conduct factor analysis or similar psychometric techniques – or ability to and willingness to learn
  • Excellent ability to understand and communicate culturally sensitive topics by being sensitive to the needs of diverse communities
  • High level analytical capability and ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Willing to work in person at University of Birmingham and remotely with exact proportion to be discussed at time of interview and offer
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly


Further particulars can be found here

Informal enquiries to Laura Kudrna, email:


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