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Research Fellow (Ageing and Multi-Morbidity)

University of Hertfordshire - Health & Social Work

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a., pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th January 2020
Closes: 1st March 2020
Job Ref: 026554

FTE: 0.8fte working 29.6 hours per week

Duration: Fixed term for 4½ years

Salary: UH7 £33,797 to £40,322pa pro rata dependent on relevant skills and experience

The University of Hertfordshire School of Health and Social Work are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Research Fellow to develop and provide research support and initiative for programmes of research and implementation relating to Ageing and Multi-morbidity.

This post is funded by a five-year applied health research grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as part of the East of England Applied Research Collaboration (ARC).

This is an exciting opportunity to help develop this research theme, working collaboratively with leading academics, key stakeholders and communities across the East of England. You will support the establishment of a programme of research and implementation activity relating to Ageing and Multi-morbidity, working collaboratively with colleagues at other participating Universities in the East of England (EoE) and health, public health, social care and third sector partners. You’ll establish working relationships with key stakeholders and coordinate and assist with running research theme and other meetings.

This post involves working with the lead and ARC partners to support bids for external research funding, supporting other researchers to do the same, then disseminate and implement the research outcomes.

This is an opportunity to promote the work of the research theme and the wider research programme using various channels including social media and evidence briefings, engaging with the research programme support team to contribute to reports. You will support the evaluation the effectiveness of the wider economic and social impact of research activities, using relevant evidence to support impact and engaging with external partners and stakeholders.

Taking an active part in the academic life of the University and partner HEIs, carrying out any other duties required by the theme lead and supervising Junior research staff and post-graduate research student projects are also part of this post.

You will have research experience and knowledge relating to health and social care, and a record of scholarly published work as co-author. Experience conducting literature searches using electronic resources, and presenting research findings at local or national level are also essential. You will have the knowledge and ability to apply research methodology to this project.

You will have good IT skills, able to plan and manage your own activities, deal with sensitive information with strict confidentiality and have a systematic approach with high attention to detail. You will have good spoken and written English, excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and time management skills. You will be flexible and adaptable to workload, effective within your team, able to communicate with a variety of audiences and able to demonstrate initiative and the ability to learn new skills. Access to transport is desirable.

You will hold a good undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline, alongside a PhD, or be close to completion of a PhD (no more than 3 months prior to viva), or hold an equivalent qualification, or have equivalent relevant experience.

Informal enquiries: Professor Claire Goodman, Professor of Health Care Research:

Closing date: 01 March 2020

Interview date: To be advised

Reference number: 026554

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