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Senior Qualitative Research Associate & Trial Coordinator

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University of Bristol

Job number: ACAD102642
Division/School: School of Social and Community Medicine
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £36,001 - £40,523 per annum

We are seeking a self-motivated and experienced qualitative researcher who has worked on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or other relevant study designs to join a multi-disciplinary research group in the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) to work on the BEE (Best Emollient in Eczema) study. BEE is a four-arm, parallel group, multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT) with a nested qualitative study, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), that will compare four commonly used moisturisers/emollients to identify which is most effective at treating childhood eczema (a condition characterised by dry, itchy skin) and acceptable to use.

The post is suited to researchers with a strong background in qualitative methods applied within a healthcare context, especially with experience interviewing parents and/or children, coupled with some project management experience. The successful candidate will carry out the nested qualitative study (‘naturalistic’ analysis of baseline recruitment audio-recordings, two rounds of cross-sectional interviews), whilst also working with the trial manager on research-related tasks to ensure smooth delivery of the trial.

In addition to a high degree of qualitative research competence, the post requires excellent organisational skills to administer and support the study being delivered across three centres and 75 general practices based in different Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) areas. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to work independently and as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team. They will have significant autonomy and freedom to act independently within organisational policies, and will need to take a high level of responsibility. They will need to anticipate difficulties and resolve relatively complex issues in a timely and effective manner.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Alison Heawood; tel: 0117 331 3934 email:
Dr Matthew Ridd; tel: 0117 331 4557 email:

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Closing date for applications: 7 June 2017.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Status: Researcher
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 16 May 2017
Expiry date: 7 Jun 2017
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