Applications are invited for a talented, ambitious and productive Research Associate to work on a qualitative and survey study to understand how to improve access to care and pregnancy outcomes using a poverty proofing approach (https://children-ne.org.uk/how-we-can-help/poverty-proofing-services/poverty-proofing-healthcare-settings/).
The project is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research (SPHR) and will involve a mapping study of maternity care services, interviews with professionals and women and birthing people with experiences of pregnancy/parenthood on a low income, and survey research to explore the costs of accessing maternity services.
The successful applicant will be working closely with the research leads, Professor Judith Rankin and Dr Ryc Aquino at Newcastle University, as well as with project leads at other SPHR schools in Bristol, Warwick, and Lancaster. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the management of the wider programme of work and support the planning, coordination and delivery of activities.
The post will suit an individual who is planning to develop a career in Public Health Research with a specific focus on health inequalities and marginalised communities. The successful candidate will have a relevant PhD, ideally in the field of public health, maternal health, health inequalities and/or poverty. Required skills will include primarily: service mapping, qualitative interviews, and conducting surveys. The successful candidate will also have experience of writing for high quality peer reviewed journals and will be expected to support day-to-day study management, including engaging with collaborators at all levels of seniority and different sectors of the public health and health care system. You will be self-motivated and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful applicant will be appointed to a suitable point on the common pay scale according to qualifications and experience.
This is a full time post, fixed term for 18 months
Interviews will be held w/c 16th October 2023
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