Research Associate (SMART Schools Study) - Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences - 99871 - #459414

University of Birmingham

Date: Jun 23, 2022
City: Birmingham
Salary: £27,924 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
University of Birmingham

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Position Details

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 6, salary £27,924.

Full Time, Fixed Term contract up to February 2024.

Closing date: 7th July 2022


We are seeking to appoint a research associate to assist with research (by carrying out data collection or analyses) for a National Institute for Health Research-PHR funded study. This mixed methods study aims to evaluate the impact of school daytime restrictions on smartphone use on mental wellbeing (and associated outcomes related to physical activity, sleep, behaviour, attainment) in secondary schools. The post holder will work as part of a diverse interdisciplinary academic team and be responsible for data collection in secondary schools. The post holder will be supported to collect data using advanced techniques and will acquire key skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection, academic writing and reporting, and public engagement and impact activities.

Role Summary

  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection in schools with adolescents, teachers, and families

  • Support the management and organisation of recruitment, data and analysis

  • Contribute to preparing presentations, reports, and papers for publication

Main Duties

  • Recruit schools and participants

  • Collect research data; quantitative (surveys, accelerometers/activity monitor watches) and qualitative (focus group interviews)

  • Process and analyse research data as directed

  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof

  • Develop or adapt techniques, models and methods

  • Provide guidance as required to support staff and any students who may be assisting with research

  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

  • Carry out administrative tasks related directly to the delivery of the research

  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture

Person Specification

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant subject area

  • Experience in population health-related behavioural research and/or education research

  • Practical experience in conducting quantitative and/or qualitative research and analysing the resulting data

  • Ability to communicate information effectively to a variety of audiences, including children, parents, and professionals from other disciplines (e.g., teachers)

  • Ability to work as a team

  • Ability to organise tasks and manage time effectively

  • Ability to access and organise resources successfully

  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly

Informal enquires to Vicky Goodyear, email: [email protected]

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

Primary Location GB-GB-Birmingham

Job Academic Non-clinical

Organization Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Schedule Temporary


Job Posting 22.06.2022, 6:00:00 PM

Grade (for job description) Grade 6

Salary (Pay Basis) 27,924.00

Maximum Salary 27,924.00

Advert Close Date 07.07.2022, 5:59:00 PM

Fixed Term Contract End Date 29.02.2024

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