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Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate

English and Related Literature
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,07638,183 a year
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Role Description

The Department of English at the University of York is delighted to offer the opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to take up a 12 month full-time contract from the beginning of January 2018, working with Dr Alice Hall. The researcher will contribute to the ‘Cultures of Care’ project funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Wellcome Trust.

The researcher will have completed a Ph.D. in English, History or a related subject by January 2018. Desirable attributes include: expertise in archival work; an interest in medical humanities approaches; experience of interdisciplinary work; expertise in twentieth and twenty-first century literary, historical or cultural studies research. Part of the research will involve archival work at the Carers UK archive in Manchester (funding for travel and other research expenses, including conference attendance, is available where appropriate). The candidate will be supported through regular project meetings and mentoring; duties will include analysing and interpreting research materials and disseminating results through conferences and other external networks. S/he will be expected to conduct research independently and to write up results for publication in collaboration with others, therefore, experience of this is essential.

 The closing date for applications is 06 July 2017.  

 Informal queries should be made to Dr Alice Hall (email:

 This post is full time and is fixed term for 12 months. Salary will be in the range of £31,076—£38,183 a year

 Vacancy reference - 5782

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