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Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology, University of York. The position is for 12 months in the first instance for the pilot phase of a study and, if the pilot study is successful, the post will be extended for a further 24 months. The start date is 1st April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
You will be an ambitious and self-motivated researcher to work with our team consisting of social scientists based at York University, consultant midwives based in two hospital trusts (in Yorkshire), and a service representative, on the NIHR funded study Interactional Practices of Decision-making During Childbirth in Maternity Units.
You will have a first degree (or equivalent) in Sociology/Social Science, Midwifery or a related subject. You will also have a PhD (awarded or submitted) or equivalent experience in Sociology, Midwifery or a related subject. A job share may be possible.
You should have a research interest in interaction and communication in healthcare settings, experience of participant recruitment, qualitative interviewing and the administration of questionnaires, data analysis, writing for publication and giving presentations to a range of audiences.
You will join a vibrant, research-intensive Department which is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality (REF2014) (sustaining its premier position established in the previous RAE 2008).
Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Ellen Annandale (email:
For full details please see: