Research Associate, DECIPHer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cardiff, WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Aug 2021

Vacancy Number: 11902BR

Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is looking to recruit a Research Associate to work within the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public HEalth ImpRovement (DECIPHer) research centre which is located within the school. As the Research Associate you will work as trial manager for a physical activity research trial in Wales. The research trial will be based at several schools across Wales and the post holder will be working with children, school staff and a range of organisations, as well as a multiple university academic team. You will also pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.

This role focuses on day to day management of a Health and Care Wales funded feasibility study called CHoosing Active Role Models to INspire Girls (CHARMING). Girls are consistently shown to engage in less physical activity compared to similar aged boys and one potential solution, the use of role models to promote physical activity among girls, has been recommended in international guidelines. In 2016, a school-based community linked role-model program (CHARMING) was developed using a participative community approach. Formative work with the target audience showed promising findings relating to; intervention attendance, enjoyment, logistical aspects of sourcing role models and mapping community clubs. This project aims to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) of CHARMING which is to robustly test whether this approach increases and sustains PA levels among 9 11-year-old girls.

This is a full time post, 35 hours per week, fixed term to the 31 August 2022. The post is available from 1 October 2021.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)

Responsible to Dr Kelly Morgan, Principal Investigator

For further details contact Dr Morgan MorganK22@cardiff.ac.uk  Telephone 029 2087 0296

Closing date: Tuesday, 10 August 2021

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment”


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