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Research Associate (Qualitative) (3811)

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Post-Doctoral Research Associate with experience of qualitative research to become a key member of the new UKRI/NIHR funded ADMISSION Research Collaborative (

ADMISSION aims to transform understanding of multiple long-term conditions in hospital patientsTo complement quantitative analyses aimed at identifying clusters of long-term conditions in hospital patients, we plan to conduct focused qualitative work involving in-depth interviews with a purposive sample of people with multiple long-term conditions who have recent experience of hospitalisation. 

The successful candidate will take a lead role in the design, delivery and writing up of the qualitative components of ADMISSION – understanding how inequalities relate to clusters of long-term conditions, and investigating the lived experience of the healthcare journeys of people with multiple long-term conditions before, during and after hospital admission.  

The duration of this role is 36 months with an expected start date of late 2021/early 2022.

The closing date for applications is 24th October and interviews are due to take place towards the beginning of November 2021.

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role, please contact Professor Rachel Cooper ( To apply, please submit your CV along with a covering letter indicating how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification through the submission portal.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Science and Engineering
  • Salary:
    Grade 8 (£35,845 to £41,526)
  • Closing Date:
    24 October 2021
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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