Research Associate / Senior Research Associate – Public Health

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The Role
Applications are invited for a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to work on a project funded via the North of England Commissioning Support and situated within the University’s Population Health Sciences Institute. The project links to the ‘Prevention including Behavioural Risk Factors’ Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Consortium.

As a core member of the research team, you will be responsible for day-to-day project management, planning and delivering project activities which include but not limited to securing ethical and R&D approvals, data collection and analysis, plus dissemination (e.g. writing for publication, presentation of results at meetings and conferences). Most data will be collected through in-depth qualitative interviews/focus groups with a range of participants including primary care practitioners, and users, providers, and commissioners of weight management services.

As someone with experience in qualitative research or relevant practice experience, you will undertake interviews/focus groups and help to design topic guides to explore the implementation, receipt, and impact of Tier 2 weight management services. You will work closely with public health partners throughout the project.

You will have a PhD (ideally in the field of health behaviour change, implementation science, or health services research) or equivalent relevant experience, be self-motivated, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

You will be appointed to a suitable point on the common pay scale according to qualifications and experience. Interviews will be held on 9 June 2022.

One post from 0.6 FTE up to 1.0 FTE is available for 18 months (fixed-term).

Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr Mackenzie Fong ( or Professor Ashley Adamson (

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