Vacancy for Research Associate at Aston University
Life & Health Sciences
|Salary:||£25,298 to £30,175 per annum|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (for 10 months)|
|Closing Date:||23.59 hours BST on Sunday 20 August 2017|
|Interview Date:||To be confirmed|
Aston University prides itself on its inter-disciplinary applied health research. In the recent REF, Aston’s submission was ranked 5this Allied Health Professions. (Pharmaceutical, Ophthalmic, Biosciences and Psychology). Ninety-four per cent of its academic research classed as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). The Applied Audiology team research how hearing difficulties impact people’s lives. Our research focuses on the study of hearing conditions accross the lifecourse. We also focus on the services that support people with hearing difficulties. Our resarch encompasses a wide range of methodologies.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual toconduct research into tinnitus groups in accordance with the proposal funded by the British Tinnitus Association. This part-time, fixed term post is part of the research project to examine features of effectiveness in tinnitus groups. The researcher will use qualitative observation and interview methods, devise a questionnaire for wider survey and administer a survey.
The project aims:
1. To identify features of effectiveness in tinnitus groups.
2. To define what effectiveness means to people who attend groups.
And will produce:
- Identification of the ‘active ingredients’ or mechanisms of the group for the individual.
- Definition of what ‘effectiveness’ means to group participants and group leaders.
- A model of the context and mechanisms that lead to perceived effectiveness of groups.
- Statistical inference about the level of effectiveness experienced by the population of group members.
The post holders will access, recruit and sample from BTA supported tinnitus groups across England. The post holders will report to the Project Lead, Dr Helen Pryce.
You will ideally have a masters or doctorate in a relevant area.
For informal discussions relating to this post please contact Dr. Helen Pryce ([email protected]).
Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via [email protected]