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Senior Research Associate (FiMT)

Lancaster University - Health Research

Location: Lancaster, Hybrid
Salary: £38,205
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th February 2024
Closes: 26th February 2024
Job Ref: 1656-23-R

Lancaster University has a world-class reputation as a centre for excellence in teaching and research. It is in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world and highly ranked in each of the UKs major university league tables. The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to work on an 18-month project funded by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and join an innovative department with a high quality research active environment offering a range of postgraduate courses.

You will play a key role in developing an understanding of treatment pathways for military veterans with co-occurring alcohol use disorders (AUD) and common mental disorders (CMD) and will be based in the Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine, specifically working in the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research. You will work with Dr Laura Goodwin and Professor Steven Jones from DHR, as well as collaborators from the University of Manchester, King’s College London, Cardiff University, and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Military Veterans’ Service. 

This research will help us to understand how treatment can be improved for veterans who have co-occurring CMD and AUD and will develop clinical and service user recommendations with strong involvement from veterans who have lived experience of these health problems. We are looking to recruit someone to this exciting role who has relevant experience of mental health or alcohol (or related) research, with quantitative and qualitative research skills, experience of working with third sector and community organisations and of public involvement in research. The post holder maybe required to travel across the North West, and be based substantively at Health Innovation One, Lancaster University.

Our team and the Division of Health Research provide a friendly environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee and which actively promotes a healthy work-life balance. The Faculty provides an 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.

We are open to discussing job share opportunities/part-time working and flexible working arrangements including working week and days/hours worked, hybrid/remote working as per the University’s agile working policy, flexible start and finish times or condensed hours.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however the roles remain contingent on external funding which at this time is due to come to an end on 31st October 2025.

For further information, please contact: Professor Steven Jones s.jones7@lancaster.ac.uk   

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