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Senior Research Advisor

University of Leicester

Vacancy ID:





Health Sciences

Vacancy terms:

Full-time (or part-time at minimum of 0.8FTE, 30 hours per week), fixed term contract

until 30 September 2023

Salary details:

Grade 8 £44,706 to £50,296 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Hours per week:


Advert closes midnight on:

13 Oct 2021

About the role

This post is jointly funded by NIHR Research Design Service East Midlands (the RDS) and University of Leicester’s Centre for Ethnic Health Research (CEHR). As a member of the RDS you will provide methodological advice and design support to research teams throughout the East Midlands, assisting them to develop funding applications for health and social care research. As a member of the CEHR you will contribute to a wide ranging and exciting research to address health inequalities and to understand and improve the health of people from ethnic minorities.

In both roles, you will contribute to the development and reputation of the RDS and CEHR locally, regionally, nationally and internationally through providing expert advice, delivering research and identifying and securing research funding.About youTo be successful in this role, you will have outstanding communication and consultancy skills and a proven ability to contribute to research design, delivery and publication. You will have significant experience of qualitative methods in applied health and social care research, including research involving ethnicity and health and/or health inequalitiesAdditional informationInformal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Martin Williams on part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.


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