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Senior Research Associate (ARC)

Health Research
Salary:   £35,326 to £40,927
Closing Date:   Tuesday 26 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A3531-R

Available part-time (job-share) or full time.

This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher with advanced qualitative and mixed-methods skills to make a real contribution to reducing health inequalities and improving population health.

You will work as part of a team based at Lancaster University who lead the Equitable Place based Health and Care (EPHC) theme of the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) for the North West Coast region of England.

The work of ARC North West Coast is underpinned by a commitment to reducing health inequalities and, as a result improving population health. You will play a key role with other ARC staff, public and third sector organisations, and connect with communities to undertake research that supports local systems aiming to integrate health and social care so that they operate more responsively to the needs of people, communities and places. 

On a day-to-day basis, work will principally be focused on co-producing and delivering applied research across one or more priority topics. Current projects include research relating to air quality, housing and health and social prescribing. 

You will have a background in a relevant area (e.g. public health, social sciences, health service or social care research), and will have experience of place based and/or health inequalities research. 

You will be based within the Division of Health Research at Lancaster University, but be willing to travel regularly across the North West Coast region. 

Our team and the Division of Health Research provide a friendly environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee and which actively promotes a healthy work-life balance. The Faculty is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies and has held a Silver Athena SWAN award since 2014 in recognition of its good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research. 

The position is available for immediate start and we are open to discussing job share/part-time working and flexible working arrangements including working week and days/hours worked and flexible start and finish times. 

You will join us on an indefinite contract however the role remains contingent on external funding which at this time is due to come to an end on 30th September 2024. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Joanna Goldthorpe (, or Professor Catherine Walshe (

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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