Research Associate Qualitative Methods University of Manchester, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) United Kingdom

Research Associate Qualitative Methods

Job Reference : BM&H-13617

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing Date : 08/04/2019

Salary : £32,236 (pro rata) per annum

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health

Division : Psychology & Mental Health

Hours Per week : 0.8 FTE

Contract Duration : Starting from 1 May 2019 until 31 May 2020

There is very strong evidence that the use of artificial tanning devices (sunbeds) increases the risk of developing melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. The incidence of melanoma continues to rise in the UK, and it is the commonest cause of cancer death in young women. This is the group of who most commonly use sunbeds, and sunbed use is highest in the North West of England. The project is to develop the research base to understand why people use sunbeds, and to explore attitudes to alternative options. The outcome of the project will inform strategies on education, primary prevention, and potentially policy making. The project forms part of the Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Prevention and Early Detection Group and is being led by Professor Adele Green and Professor Paul Lorigan with Dr Tracy Epton leading this research stream. You’ll be working conducting focus groups among sunbed users (mostly young women) to examine related needs, preferences and their willingness to desist from sunbed use, with and without substituting sunbed use with self-tanning lotions.


You should have experience in qualitative research and analysis. A PhD (or equivalent) in psychology or a related field is essential.


Interviews will take place on Friday 15 April 2019


The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Tracy Epton
Tel: Tel: 0161 306 0455

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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