Senior Qualitative Researcher

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 05 Jun 2020

Applications are invited for a Senior Qualitative Researcher, to work with the Hypertension Team led by Professor Richard McManus on a research programme centred around the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and in particular trials and observational studies of self-monitoring of hypertension in primary care and including pregnancy. Current projects include the TASMIN5/BPTogether Trial and work on the implementation of self-monitoring in essential hypertension and pregnancy hypertension within the self-management theme of the NIHR Oxford and Thames Valley Applied Research Consortium.

The successful applicant will have an international reputation in their field and lead the development, innovation and implementation of a programme of research using conversation analysis. They will develop research questions that incorporate qualitative methods into wider health service research and provide academic supervision for research students using qualitative methods, contribute to lectures and small group teaching

Responsibilities will include management and monitoring of resources, including line managing staff and contributing to setting the strategic direction and standards for the work of MS&HERG and cardiovascular research groups with senior colleagues. They will liaise with colleagues to continue to integrate social science research in general and conversation analysis in particular into the wider research agenda and establish the strategic direction of such research.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with significant post-qualification research experience including grant income and outputs. They will also possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research projects and methods as well as have an established (inter)national reputation and publication record.

The postholder will be based in the Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG.

The position is funded by the NIHR and BHF/Stroke Association, until 31 August 2022 in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 5 June 2020. Interviews will be held week commencing 15 June 2020.

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