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Senior Research Fellow

Anglia Ruskin University - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £39,609 to £48,677 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th February 2019
Closes: 3rd March 2019
Job Ref: 000017-24

Fixed term contract for 3 years

About Anglia Ruskin University:

Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the role:

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a full time position as a Senior Research Fellow to join our developing Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Job shares welcome.

With a PhD in Music Therapy and a developing publication profile commensurate with the stage of your career, you’ll contribute to research projects based around music therapy and dementia, and other areas, working in collaboration with our multi-university International Consortium for Research in Music Therapy. Specifically you’ll work on our large 3 year newly funded research project, by Alzheimer’s Society UK, HOMESIDE. Carers and people living with dementia will take part in a multi-centre research project , linked to 5 other countries, led by University of Melbourne. You’ll also assist in bid writing, support research projects including supervision of PhD and MA students in the Institute, which has an established and leading reputation in the field, and is based within a state of the art Jerome Booth Music Therapy building.

Over the next few years Institute will build on its success so far and has already won major clinical and research contracts from UK research councils, and charities, in Europe and Internationally. Currently a group of funded PhD studentships are advertised as part of the Vice Chancellor’s scheme and Music Therapy research is prioritised in the university research and innovation strategic plan The post holder will play a key role in helping to take the Institute into its next stage of development.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 18 March

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Helen Odell-Miller, Professor of Music Therapy via

This appointment is subject to an enhanced level children's/adult’s/children and adult’s barred list disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from

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We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

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