College of Medicine and Health
We are looking to recruit either a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow on a full time basis for 2 years from May 2022.
AI (artificial intelligence) is changing healthcare in unprecedented ways. Clinical encounters, long thought of as two-way relationships between patients and clinicians, are shifting to become three-way relationships between patients, clinicians, and AIs. We want to hire someone to do qualitative research on how using AI to improve decisions in emergency stroke care can be tailored to engage, rather than scare or anger, clinicians.
The post is part of a ground-breaking project called SAMueL-2 (Stroke Audit Machine Learning) and will build on the success of a previous project (SAMueL-1). In SAMueL-2 we will use AI to compare data from hospitals across England and Wales to examine how thrombolysis (a procedure used to breakdown blood clots in blood vessels) is used to help patients who had experienced a stroke. Alongside this, we will use qualitative methods to (a) study how new technologies influence established clinical practice and (b) help us understand how we can use AI to change and improve healthcare.
Qualitative research on how AI can benefit patients is in its infancy and this post represents an exciting opportunity to develop new theory and methods while doing applied research. The postholder will work alongside members of the Peninsula Collaboration for Health Operational Research and Development (PenCHORD), one of the best-established groups in this area, and with leaders in qualitative health research such as Dr Julia Frost and Prof Cathy Pope.
The post and is funded by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and is fixed-term for two years from 1st May 2022 or as soon as possible after that.
We want to find someone with experience of and enthusiasm about using qualitative methods, ideally in healthcare settings, to do excellent research. The post will involve collecting, analysing, and interpreting qualitative data; writing publications and reports; and working with researchers, clinicians, other professionals, and patients.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be near to completion for Associates) or equivalent qualification/experience.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
For further information please contact Iain Lang or Julia Frost.
The closing date for completed applications is 12/05/22. Interviews are expected to take place on the 24/05/22
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