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Research Fellow

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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The Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research (ASR) is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated Research Fellow with qualitative research experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading research centre in an exciting role to implement high quality health and social care research addressing the needs of older people.

Main duties of the job

The ASR has been awarded a new research grant which aims to develop strategies to improve osteoporosis care using insights from the experience of healthcare professionals and older women. We are seeking a researcher with experienced in qualitative research methodologies to contribute to implementing the qualitative research components of the project.

The role will involve contributing to the qualitative data generation and analysis, which will involve conducting interviews with healthcare professionals and older people, co-facilitating workshops. Our research is implemented locally and nationally so travel across England will be required.

The successful applicant will be educated to post-graduate level e.g. Masters or equivalent experience/qualification in a health or health research related subject, and have experience in undertaking and analysing qualitative research. Experience of working in an NHS /academic setting is essential. Knowledge and/or experience of grounded theory would be advantageous.

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Project management
  • Organisation and management of research in progress
  • Involvement in preparation of documentation for ethics committee approval
  • Development of study procedures and related documentation
  • Communicating with the project management group at relevant stages in the project
  • Conducting qualitative interviews with healthcare professionals, older people and carers
  • Conducting workshops with older people, carers and HCPs
  • Reporting of project progress and results
  • Management and analysis of a range of qualitative data

This work would be within the context of the supporting environment of the ASR.

  • Preparation, submission and revision of publications for peer-reviewed academic journals with the support of the academic team
  • Preparation and dissemination of research findings via poster and oral presentation locally, nationally and internationally
  • Communication with other researchers and project collaborators both locally and nationall

Other duties
  • Act as a resource for local inexperienced researchers, e.g. students and clinical staff
  • Assist in the development of research protocols
  • Ensure that research is undertaken in full compliance with UK GCP guidelines and in accord with local and national research governance

Person Specification



  • Educated to post-graduate level or equivalent experience in a health or health research related subject*ApplicationE


  • Research qualification or equivalent experience



  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of conducting qualitative interviews
  • Experience of analysing and interpreting qualitative data
  • Experience of facilitating co-production workshops and/or focus groups
  • Experience of conducting research in an NHS /academic setting
  • Experience of conducting qualitative research with older people, healthcare professionals, carers.


  • Experience of working with ethnic minority groups



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Effective organisational skills



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Knowledge of the key issues in ageing research


  • Knowledge of Constructivist Grounded Theory
  • Knowledge of qualitative software packages (e.g. NVivo)

other requirements


  • Reliable
  • Attention to detail

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane



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