Senior Research Associate (Qualitative Researcher) – Bristol

Senior Research Associate (Qualitative Researcher)

University of Bristol



The role

We are seeking to appoint talented qualitative/social science researcher with an interest in public health sexual health and committed to working in applied health research. The postholder will work on a qualitative project examining the implementation of opt-out blood born virus (HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C) testing in NHS accident and emergency departments. The postholder will be responsible for setting up and conducting the qualitative research project as part of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation (NIHR HPRU BSE) 

The post will be based in the University of Bristol, at 100% FTE starting as soon as possible with funding available for 12 months. The appointed researcher will be supported and supervised by Dr Tom May.

What will you be doing?

The postholder will work on the implementation of opt-out HIV testing in NHS accident and emergency departments project in collaboration with UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) colleagues. This will involve conducting literature searches to develop research projects and using a range of qualitative data collection methods such as interviews and focus groups. The postholder will contribute to the Public and Community Involvement, Engagement and Participation (PCIEP) activities and strategies for projects. The postholder will also contribute to implementation, or knowledge mobilisation, in collaboration with the HPRU BSE research teams, service partners and researchers at partner universities

You should apply if

The postholder should have a strong background in qualitative methods applied to health services / public health research, have a higher degree in social sciences or a related discipline and experience of publishing findings in international peer-reviewed journals. They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skill, experience of working within a multidisciplinary team and an interest in implementation or knowledge mobilisation.

Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Tom May ([email protected]).

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential.We want to attract, develop, and retain individualswith different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people – because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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