Job reference: BMH-024125
Salary: £36,024-£44,263 pro rata per annum depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Division of Medical Education
Hours Per Week: Part Time (0.5 FTE)
Closing date: 12/01/2024
Contract Duration: 12 Months
School/Directorate: School of Medical Sciences
The University invites applications for the above post which is tenable from 1st December 2023 to 30th November 2024. This position is being created as result of a decision by the University’s Directorate of Social Responsibility to fund an investigation on the history of research undertaken in the early 1960s by the psychologist Dr Maurice Philip Feldman and the psychiatrist Dr Malcolm J. MacCulloch at Crumpsall Hospital, supervised by Dr Northage John de Ville Mather, a forensic psychiatrist who was Consultant Psychiatrist at North Manchester Group of Hospitals and lectured at the University of Manchester’s Department of Psychiatry, with the aim to develop a method intended to change homosexual behaviour, which these researchers termed ‘anticipatory avoidance therapy’, and which is now more commonly known as ‘conversion’ or ‘aversion therapy’. Feldman and MacCulloch joined the University of Birmingham in the academic year 1966-67, but continued to publish the results of the trials they oversaw at Crumpsall Hospital. The University of Birmingham commissioned a report on the work of Feldman and MacCulloch in 2021. Following the publication of the report on the results of this investigation, we felt that it was necessary to look at the history of the research undertaken at Crumpsall and the extent to which the University of Manchester was involved.
The research associate will be based at Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) and integrated in the structures of the School of Medical Science (esp. the Division of Medical Education) and the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH).
What you will get in return:
- Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
- Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
- Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
- Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
- Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here
Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.
Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Carsten Timmermann
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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.