Research Associates

Opening Date:
6 Jan 2023
Closing Date:
29 Jan 2023
Salary Range:

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Academic team who are highly dedicated and committed to delivering cutting edge professional education in partnership with students and our clinical colleagues. The team has a range of skills and knowledge in research, education and clinical specialities and these posts provide excellent opportunities for collaboration and inter-professional learning and working. The school is proactive and responsive working collaboratively with stakeholders building upon its existing excellent pre-registration undergraduate, post registration undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

We are seeking to appoint two fixed term [24 months] Research Associates to work as part of multidisciplinary teams to conduct mixed methods evaluations within a range of studies planned or being delivered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The post holders will provide research support to the development and delivery of mixed methods research studies within:

  • Post 1: the Women’s Health and Loss Bereavement and End of Life Care Research Groups in addition to contributing to wider programmes of activities within the school.
  • Post 2: the Primary, Community and District Nursing Research Group in addition to contributing to wider programmes of activities within the school.

Wider activities may include engagement with key stakeholders and identification of stakeholder priorities; design of research projects to answer research questions related to stakeholder priorities; engagement in academic training and some contribution to teaching research methods.

The successful candidate, for either post, will have a PhD in health or social care research (preferably within either women’s health or loss bereavement and end of life care (post 1) or Primary, Community and District Nursing (post 2) who can apply a range of innovative methodologies to develop and deliver research within this discipline. This post is funded for 2 years with the expectation that the candidate will secure future funding thereafter.

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please visit:

For informal enquiries may be addressed to Gwenllian Wynne-Jones, Professor of Nursing, Applications to this address will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 29th January 2023
Interviews will be held on: 21st February 2023
Post reference: KU00003151