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Research Fellow

Social Policy and Social Work
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
38,832-44,992 per year
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Role Description

An exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly able health/social science researcher has arisen within the newly established, multi-disciplinary Martin House Research Centre. This Centre – a collaboration between the Universities of York and Leeds and Martin House Children’s Hospice – carries out research relevant to the care and support of children with life-limiting conditions and their families, and the health/care workforce.  You will join a small but growing, highly committed multi-disciplinary research team.

You will work on research projects – from their inception through to completion - within the Centre’s health service work-stream using qualitative and survey methodologies. The projects will involve working directly with parents of children with life-limiting conditions, including those who have been bereaved, and health/care professionals within the statutory and hospice sector.  You will be involved in all aspects of delivering the project including finalising research design and methods, ethics and research governance, data collection and analysis, writing and dissemination, and PPI work associated with the project.  As well as publishing in peer-reviewed journals, you will have experience in disseminating research findings to difference stakeholder groups.

With a PhD in a relevant area or equivalent relevant research experience in academia or health/care services, you will have extensive post-graduate research experience – using both qualitative and quantitative research methods – and will have an excellent track record in delivering the entire research process to a very high standard.  You will be confident in working directly with parents and/or professionals in research as research participants and also in stakeholder involvement work associated with projects. You will have had experience of leading or contributing to research funding bids, and will be comfortable both taking lead responsibility for research tasks as well as working collaboratively with the wider research team and research partners.

This is a full time contract, fixed term for 24 months. A part-time post, extending over a longer period, may be possible. Salary is in the range of £38,832-£44,992 per year (pro-rata).

Closing date: 11 December 2017

Interview date: mid-January 2018 (exact date to be confirmed)

Vacancy reference: 6159

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