School : School of Health and Life Sciences
Department : Psychology
Grade : 7
Salary Scale : £40,082 - £46,414 per annum
Contract : Full-time / Fixed term for two years (in the first instance)
Closing Date : 1 April 2016
This is a full time / fixed term post for two years in the instance but may be extended for a further three years as additional funding is dependent upon progress of the trial
Interviews for this post are likely to take place in late April or early May 2016
We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to contribute to a high quality impactful research team. The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant team of interdisciplinary staff both within GCU and across a range of institutions and national settings (e.
g. University of Bern, Birmingham University, University College London, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Health Protection Scotland).
The successful researcher will work within the research programme to complement behavioural and social scientists, clinicians, health economists and mathematical modelers.
Within the five year programme of work, this post focuses upon using a range of embedded studies. It starts with using the behaviour change wheel the successful candidate will firstly lead formative work optimising an existing sexually transmitted infection (STI) partner notification intervention delivered to heterosexuals with sexually acquired chlamydia infection within clinical settings.
Secondly, they will lead upon the process evaluation of a large RCT trialling the intervention. Subsequently, they will lead a programme of exploratory mixed methods work (including large scale surveys on-line and within GUM clinics) developing a similar intervention for other populations (men who have sex with men).
Applications are welcomed from individuals seeking a unique career development opportunity which will consolidate their track record of emerging research excellence.
Previous experience of the behaviour change wheel and other implementation science approaches such as normalisation process theory is beneficial
Candidates must have a PhD / Doctorate in a relevant discipline and a high level of research competency.
If you wish to know more about this role or for an informal discussion, please feel free to contact Professor Paul Flowers (Public Health Research Lead), on +44 (0) 141 331 8617 or email .
Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom for the duration of the contract at the time of application to apply for this vacancy.