This is an exciting opportunity to join the Applied Health and Social Care team in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. We are looking for a highly motivated Research Trainee with excellent organisational skills looking for a future in Social Care research to contribute to studies: “Development of a decision support tool for older people who pay for social care, and their families” led by Dr Kate Baxter and “Understanding and using experiences of dementia to develop a Socialcaretalk section for public, policy, educators and service providers” led by Dr Lyndsay Lindley.
Under the supervision of the project leads and senior researchers, you will develop skills in research methods, including literature searches, secondary analysis and data collection. You will also assist in preparing ‘plain English’ summaries and creating online resources for older people, carers and people living with dementia. The post holder will be an excellent communicator and sensitive to the needs of older people in care settings, including those living with dementia.
You will be given opportunities, and time, to engage in professional development to work towards progressing your research career.
Interview date: 18 October 2022
For informal enquiries: please contact Lyndsay Lindley.
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.
Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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