Research Fellow - Institute of Applice Health Research - Grade 7

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Summary of Role We are recruiting for a Research Fellow (Qualitative) to manage the qualitative component of the project, including set-up, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination in Mali and the UK. The research fellow will also contribute to further funding bids and creation of new research projects, as well as supporting research in the wider university. The project also has a strong capacity building component, which the research fellow will be involved in – including training and mentoring local staff, and possibly supervising PhD students.  Travel to urban and rural parts of Mali, 2-3 times per year for up to 2-6 weeks, may be required for this role (although there is some flexibility about this). Main Duties/Responsibilities The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlines below. •Being involved in the planning of the qualitative parts of the project, designing research instruments (such as observation proformas), data collection and data analysis •Presenting research outputs, including drafting academic publications, funder reports, policy briefs and presenting at conferences and stakeholder meetings •Co-ordination of the Mali and UK qualitative teams and dealing with problems or challenges that might arise. •Training, supervising and providing guidance, as required, to research staff, students, and support staff on daily basis in Mali and UK, including supervising and guiding PhD students. •Contributing to methodological research as related to the project  •Developing research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required, and writing bids for funding therein •Contributing to research, enterprise and business development and public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader Person Specification Required •Good honours degree and the possession of a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Science, Sociology, Politics, Health Psychology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Nutrition, or WASH) •Methodological expertise (qualitative health research, ethnography, thematic analysis and/or realist evaluation) •Experience in project and/or staff management  •Strong written communication skills, including experience in academic writing (such as peer-reviewed publications and conference abstracts), and dissemination of written reports (including policy makers, clinicians, and communities) •Strong oral communication skills and cross-cultural competency, able to explain complex processes in all settings, ranging from academic conferences to community meetings. •Ability to work independently, organize own workload, and use own initiative •Ability to meet tight deadlines and deal rapidly with immediate problems as they arise. •Willingness to travel and undertake work placements in LMICs  Desirable  •Experience in conducting research in LMICs, including sub-Saharan Africa •Experience of working in international remote teams •Experience of teaching and supervision of students •Experience of training staff in data collection and analysis methods •Proficiency in written and spoken French •Training, supervising and providing guidance, as required, to research staff, students, and support staff on daily basis in Mali and UK, including supervising and guiding PhD students. •Contributing to methodological research as related to the project  •Developing research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required, and writing bids for funding therein •Contributing to research, enterprise and business development and public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader For informal enquiries contact Nicola Gale   We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community’ Valuing excellence; sustaining investment Job :Academic Non-clinical Part-time Grade (for job description):Grade 7

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