Research Associate (Ageing) - A53794R

Newcastle University - Institute of Health & Society

Salary: £29,301 - £31,076, with progression to £38,183.

Based in the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University you will work with the Professor of Social Gerontology to strengthen research relating to social aspects of ageing. Areas of particular interest are social inclusion/exclusion in later life, inequalities associated with ageing, social policies in an ageing society, environments of ageing, and social and intergenerational relations. The tasks will include collecting and analysing qualitative data and/or undertaking analysis of quantitative data, preparing literature reviews, writing for publication, contributing to funding applications, engaging with stakeholders, and presenting research findings.

You will have a PhD in a relevant social science discipline and experience of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed-methods research. A publication track record is essential. Success in securing funding for research is desirable.

This is a full-time post available immediately and tenable for two years.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Professor Thomas Scharf (via

The Institute of Health & Society is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students. Applications for part-time/flexible working will be considered; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

The School/Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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