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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Lancaster University - Health Research

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £27,831 to £39,609 (pro-rata)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th August 2018
Closes: 24th September 2018
Job Ref: A2411

Interview Date: To be confirmed 

The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, to work as part of the International Observatory on End of Life Care. You will play a key role supporting the research portfolio of Professor Catherine Walshe and the team.  

You will support Professor Walshe and the team in the preparation and delivery of a number of studies across their portfolio. This is likely to include the whole range of research skills including preparation of grant applications, research ethics and governance applications, conducting research and preparing papers for publication. You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work alongside a range of colleagues including academic staff, health and social care professionals, and patients and family carers. This is an ideal opportunity to work flexibly across a number of different areas, build research skills, and participate in the research of an internationally renowned group. 

You must have at least a postgraduate degree level qualification in a relevant discipline and experience of conducting research in health care environments. Ideally, you will have experience in palliative or end of life care research. Writing skills are particularly valued, and experience of authoring papers for publication, grant applications and/or research protocols is critical. Experience of working collaboratively in large multi-disciplinary research teams, and service users/relatives, clinicians and service providers, would be a definite advantage. We are looking for a self-directed and committed individual with an interest in becoming a key part of our end of life research team.  

The International Observatory on End of Life Care conducts high quality cutting edge research and provides innovative educational programmes to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and family members. See

The Faculty provides a research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

This is a part-time fixed-term post for three years.

For further information, please contact: Professor Catherine Walshe

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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