Research Assistant (G5) or Research Associate (G6)

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Job reference: BMH-018836
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing date: 25/05/2022
Salary: £27,924 to £32,344 (G5) £33,309 to £40,927 (G6) per annum
Employment type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health
Division: Psychology & Mental Health
Hours per week: full time
Contract Duration: 12 months
School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

The University of Manchester has a vacancy for a Research Assistant / Research Associate (Qualitative) to play a vital role on a prestigious NIHR Programme Grant entitled “Prevention of Suicide in Prisons: Enhancing Access to Therapy” (PROSPECT). The primary objective of the PROSPECT project is to improve, and subsequently evaluate, access to a psychological therapy programme for prisoners identified to be at risk of suicide (Chief Investigator: Dr Daniel Pratt). The qualitative researcher will join an exciting research team on the PROSPECT study.

We are seeking an innovative, motivated and capable individual interested in the advancement of offender health. Skills in qualitative research methods and analysis are essential as will be the personal qualities of resilience, accuracy and flexibility. Experience of undertaking qualitative research/clinical interviews in mental health / criminal justice will be an advantage, with experience in implementation science or process evaluation particularly desirable.

The post holder will be based at the University of Manchester, but will spend significant periods in venues across the North of England and so independent means of travel is essential. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Daniel Pratt


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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