£32,548 - £36,613 per annum pro rata
We are seeking an experienced and skilled qualitative researcher to work on the INFORM Programme - a programme of research focusing on deep infection after joint replacement surgery. This post is part-time (0.5 WTE) to cover maternity leave. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team delivering research that will benefit patients and the NHS. Infection deep inside the joint area after a hip or knee replacement is relatively uncommon, but when it happens it can cause pain, activity restriction and distress. The impact on patients and health services is considerable. Treatment for this kind of infection include one or more further operations.
As part of a programme of work funded by the NIHR, you will be responsible for conducting qualitative research with patients and healthcare professionals. This is part of an ongoing study, with ethics approvals already in place and the majority of data already collected and analysed. The post holder will work with a research fellow (Dr Andrew Moore, line-manager) to complete any final data collection and to complete the analysis and write up the data.
The role entails:
• Conducting final interviews with patients and conducting ongoing analysis of qualitative data from interviews with patients and surgeons who have participated in a large randomised controlled trial, which compares treatment outcomes (clinical and patient centred) for two different kinds of surgery to treat infection after hip replacement. The post-holder will be supported by other team members during any data collection and analysis.
• Assisting in analysing data from a qualitative survey which aims to understand whether and how the practice of surgeons may have been influenced by their involvement in the randomised controlled trial. The analysis will involve writing descriptive summaries of the questionnaire responses.
• Playing a key role in the writing up of qualitative data for peer-reviewed scientific publications.
The role is based within the Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol.
Career development training will be available through the University’s programme of courses, and the post-holder would be encouraged and supported to avail of these.
Information about the INFORM Programme of research can be found at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/translational-health-sciences/research/musculoskeletal/orthopaedic/research/inform.html
Name, email and phone number for informal contact: Dr Andrew Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0117 414 7877
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.
The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 5 August 2018.
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