Temporary Qualitative Research Scientist

  • Location
    Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh
  • Category
    Scientific - Researcher
  • Contract Type
    Temporary contract
  • Salary
  • OrganizationType

Office Angels are delighted to be partnering with an incredible organisation who are actively recruiting for a Qualitative Research Scientist/Psychologist (Maternity Cover - Up to 12mths)

This role is to support a global organisation who have been at the forefront of scientific research to understand and mitigate a wide range of occupational and environmental health risks. Their aim is to improve people's safety and wellbeing in all aspects of their life.

The Role
This role covers maternity leave and is a great opportunity to work across, and support, the variety of specialist areas & projects within their research team. The role will contribute to the delivery of social science/psychology projects, particularly in relation to qualitative research. Many of our projects require social science/psychology expertise which affords a unique opportunity to gain insight and expertise across a wide range of scientific disciplines.

The role will support research project delivery which enables the business to explore and lead consultancy science into practice. Key activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and conduct qualitative consultation in the form of interviews, focus groups and workshops

  • Write and submit ethics applications

  • Development, coordination and analysis of surveys

  • Recruitment strategy development and implement the strategy

  • Develop, carry out and manage stakeholder engagement activities

  • Develop research tools / data collection measurements such as interview schedules, consultation topic guides and surveys etc

  • Manage interview process

  • Organise transcriptions

  • Conduct qualitative data analysis such as thematic analysis etc

  • Contribute to written reports, project deliverables and dissemination of findings across stakeholder groups

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to conduct desk top reviews (rapid evidence reviews, literature reviews, systematic reviews

  • Support the delivery of project on budget and to the timescale agreed with client

  • Support project teams including writing aspects of reports, or providing data insight & commentary for inclusion in project reports

  • Present and communicate findings internally and/or externally as required

  • Actively participate in research team & other collaborative team meetings

Your Skills
As an experienced research scientist, we are ideally looking for the following skills and experience:

  • Qualification preferably MSc or higher, in a social science discipline, with at least 4 years' experience in a similar role (we would consider a BSc with extensive experience in a similar role)

  • Knowledge and demonstrable competence in qualitative research methods/approaches. See key activities listed above.

  • Strong communication, planning and organisational skills

  • Strong time management with ability to prioritise and deal with workload efficiently

  • Excellent influencing and customer relationship management skills

  • Highly motivated

  • Team player, easily gaining trust and support of colleagues

  • Works well under pressure

  • Proposal development experience would be desirable

  • Willingness and flexibility to travel as required

Candidates who have applied experience of social science/qualitative methods in a research or consulting role, or familiarity with other social research software such as NVIVO analysis software and/or DistillerSR, would be at an advantage however not essential.

Please reach out ASAP if interested in this role, this position can be 100% remote working or a hybrid model can also be offered to suit.

Working as a temp is an ideal way of exploring different job roles and industries. It's also gives you control of your own work/life balance. Here are just some of the benefits you can expect when you become part of the Office Angels team:

  • Employed directly with Office Angels, meaning we're always on hand to ensure you're being well looked after

  • Access to discount vouchers with many high street brands

  • Eye care vouchers and money towards glasses should you require them for VDU purposes

  • We can search for permanent work whilst you're in assignments and offer expert interview support and advice

  • Weekly pay

  • Pension scheme option (with employer contributions)

  • 28 days paid annual leave (Based on a weekly accrual)

  • Statutory Sick Pay in the unfortunate event you find yourself under the weather

  • Access to our assistance programme that provides free, confidential and independent advice on a range of issues including grief, stress and legal issues

  • Should you wish to pursue a different career path, we have several sister businesses which cover almost every sector and specialism

We're proud to say our consultants are experts in recruitment and are more than happy to discuss the benefits in more detail; please contact us for more information.

If you are interested in this role and wish to be considered please click apply!

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