Research Fellow: Ageing, well-being and service provision

University of Hertfordshire - Hertfordshire Business School

Salary: Starting salary is likely to be in the UH7 range £32,548 to £38, 833 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Grade: UH7

FTE: Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Duration of Contract: 5 years from March 2018

Qualifications required: Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in the areas of Business or Social Science with quantitative and/or qualitative research skills (preferably with experience of both).

Description of the research activity and area:
As part of a new investment strategy, we are planning to appoint a Research Fellow to strengthen our research infrastructure and environment, working on a project entitled Ageing, innovation, ‘hidden conditions’ and service provision. The project will contribute to existing research strengths in the Business School, building on research by Professor Page on dementia and leisure time, focused on the visitor economy and other staff working on ageing, well-being and technology. The appointee will develop a programme of interdisciplinary research to help understand how to enhance the well-being and lives of an ageing population in terms of access to services. The appointee will be able to develop a broad research agenda that makes a difference to the well-being of an ageing population.

The deliverables you will be required to produce include research outputs capable of being submitted to REF 2021 (at least 2 outputs per year) on a co-authored basis of 3 or 4* quality.  You will also be expected to work on developing research grants for submission with Professor Page and other colleagues.

Skills and experience needed
The post holder will need to have experience or a willingness to develop expertise on ageing within a business or social science setting. Experience of working on Alzheimers disease is particularly welcome but not essential. The post holder should have excellent oral and written communication skills in both spoken and written English. The post holder should also have the proven ability and skills to work with different stakeholders associated with the broader domain of dementia (e.g. Dementia Action Alliances, businesses and public and third sector organisations). We welcome applications from all areas of social science and encourage applicants to upload up to two publications with your application

Contact: For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Stephen J. Page, Associate Dean (Research) s.page2@herts.ac.uk or tel: 01707 284159.

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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