Research Associate

Birmingham, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Jun 25, 2020
Jul 25, 2020
Medicine, Medical
Contract Type
Full Time
Project title

A rapid realist review of community pharmacy support for the public health agenda during the COVID-19 pandemic and future health emergencies

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of Applied Health research to join an interdisciplinary team working on an externally funded realist review.

The review, aims to understand how community pharmacy can support the public health agenda during the COVID-19 pandemic and other similar future health emergencies. Members of the team have unrivaled expertise in realist approaches and so the successful applicant stands to gain unparalleled experience in this novel and increasingly used approach.

We are looking for a researcher qualified at PhD level (or equivalent) with experience of Health Services research. The successful applicant will need good project management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. Experience of realist methods and/or community pharmacy are also desirable.

Briefly: the role will involve developing a programme theory for how community pharmacy can effectively support the public health agenda during pandemics such as COVID-19 from secondary data. Guidance on how community pharmacy can support the public health agenda associated with COVID-19 will be developed from the programme theory.

For full details of this role read the Job Description. For further information contact: Dr Ian Maidment, Principal Investigator ( ).

The planned interview date is early July (exact date confirmed in due course) with a planned start date late July.
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