Innovation Fellowship Enhancing Organisational Effectiveness by Modernising Support for Working Carers

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Social Sciences - Centre for International Research on Care, Labour & Equalities (CIRCLE)

Location: ICOSS

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? Could you use your research to help UK businesses and organisations gear up to address the challenges of our ageing society? We have an exciting Innovation Fellowship opportunity for an ambitious graduate to focus their research on what businesses and organisations can do to support working carers*, as part of a new ESRC-funded programme on Sustainable Care: connecting people and systems. If you have a passion for research which makes a difference, this opportunity could be perfect for you.

*Working carers are employees who manage a caring responsibility for an older or disabled relative or friend alongside their paid job or career.

This full-time RCUK Innovation Fellowship is available from early 2018 until 31 December 2020 years. We are looking for an experienced researcher capable of high standards of scholarship, wanting to undertake innovation-oriented research which makes a difference, and keen to work in partnership with UK businesses and organisations.

This opportunity offers the chance to develop your own programme of research in an exceptionally supportive environment within a large, internationally connected team.

You will work alongside highly successful senior scholars and up-and-coming researchers, with an individual mentor to help you realise your full potential.

A PhD (awarded within the past 4 years (or longer in certain circumstances) OR an equivalent level of research experience in industry, the public or charitable sectors, or overseas, is required. (You are not eligible to apply if you are currently registered for a PhD but have not yet submitted your thesis for examination.)  

This opportunity requires a qualification in a social science subject such as management, business studies, organisational sociology or psychology, or industrial / workplace relations. It involves working closely with internationally leading employer organisation Employers for Carers and will include researching how its service can be extended to small firms and new businesses.  

If you would like to join our large and ambitious research programme, and set up your career with a high prestige, 3-year personal programme of research, this opportunity is for you. 

You will work in a well-connected team with world-leading reputations. The Sustainable Care Programme brings together six major research centres and seven universities and has been awarded a £2.5 million large grant by the Economic and Social Research Council.

You will undertake a personal programme of innovation-oriented research in partnership with industrial and non-academic partners, in close collaboration with the team delivering the Sustainable Care Programme.

If you are passionate about research, want to make a difference, and have the ambition to succeed, we would love to hear from you.

We are one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University offers a Total Reward Package which includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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