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University of Hertfordshire
Research Fellow (Ageing and Multi-Morbidity)
Location: Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire The University of Hertfordshire school of Health and Social Work are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Research Fellow to develop and provide research support and initiative for programmes of research and implementation relating to Ageing and Multi-morbidity. This post is funded by a five-year applied health research grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as part of the East of England Applied Research Collaboration (ARC). Main duties and responsibilities This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to help develop this research theme, working collaboratively with leading academics, key stakeholders and communities across the East of England. You will support the establishment of a programme of research and implementation activity relating to Ageing and Multi-morbidity, working collaboratively with colleagues at other participating Universities in the East of England (EoE) and health, public health, social care and third sector partners. You'll establish working relationships with key stakeholders and coordinate and assist with running research theme and other meetings. This post involves working with the lead and ARC partners to support bids for external research funding, supporting other researchers to do the same, then disseminate and implement the research outcomes. This is an opportunity to promote the work of the research theme and the wider research programme using various channels including social media and evidence briefings, engaging with the research programme support team to contribute to reports. You will support the evaluation the effectiveness of the wider economic and social impact of research activities, using relevant evidence to support impact and engaging with external partners and stakeholders. Taking an active part in the academic life of the University and partner HEIs, carrying out any other duties required by the theme lead and supervising Junior research staff and post-graduate research student projects are also part of this post. Skills and experience needed You will have research experience and knowledge relating to health and social care, and a record of scholarly published work as co-author. Experience conducting literature searches using electronic resources, and presenting research findings at local or national level are also essential. The successful candidate may be familiar with the NIHR, working with marginalised groups, and supporting grant applications. Evidence of working on multi-site projects, with a range of external academic and non-academic collaborators, and experience of public engagement and research impact activity would be advantageous. You will have the knowledge and ability to apply research methodology to this project. Candidates are expected to have good IT skills, able to plan and manage your own activities, deal with sensitive information with strict confidentiality and have a systematic approach with high attention to detail. You will have good spoken and written English, excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and time management skills. You will be flexible and adaptable to workload, effective within your team, able to communicate with a variety of audiences and able to demonstrate initiative and the ability to learn new skills. You will be based within the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC). Travel across the East of England and collaboration with other regional Universities will be expected, so access to transport is desirable. Qualifications required You will hold a good undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline, alongside a PhD, or be close to completion of a PhD (no more than 3 months prior to viva), or hold an equivalent qualification, or have equivalent relevant experience.
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Salary: UH7 £33,797 to £40,322pa pro rata by annual increments
Deadline: 01 March 2020
JOB DESCRIPTION Post: Research Fellow (Ageing and Multi-Morbidity) Grade: UH7 School/Department: Health & Social Work / Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care Responsible to: Research Theme Lead, Professor of Health Care Research, CRIPACC Responsible for: Junior Research Staff MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB This post is funded by a five-year applied health research grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as part of the East of England NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC). The ARC involves four Universities across the region. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES • To support the establishment of a programme of research and implementation activity relating to Ageing and Multi-morbidity, working collaboratively with colleagues at other participating Universities in the East of England (EoE) and health, public health, social care and third sector partners. • Establish working relationships with key stakeholders across the region including in Stevenage, Peterborough and Fenland, Thurrock, Great Yarmouth and Waveney. • To coordinate and assist with running research theme and other meetings internally and across the East of England. • To work with the lead and ARC partners to support bids for external research funding for research and to support other theme researchers to do so. • To support the dissemination and implementation of the outcomes of research from the research programme. • Promote the work of the research theme and the wider research programme as appropriate using social media, evidence briefings and other means and to engage with the research programme support team to contribute to reports in a timely manner. • To support the evaluation the effectiveness of the wider economic and social impact of research activities, capturing relevant evidence to support impact and engaging with external partners and stakeholders as appropriate. • Taking an active part in the academic life of the University and partner HEIs, through participation in seminars and other events. • Such other duties as may be required by the theme lead/s of the research programme. • To supervise post-graduate research student projects related to the research field. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Supervision will be given by the theme lead. SUPERVISION GIVEN The post-holder may supervise junior research staff on projects as well as post-graduate research students. STAFF MANAGEMENT DUTIES The following duties are relevant to all staff with people management responsibilities: • Oversight of staff issues for those within the allocated group including excellent people management, appointment, probation, appraisal, development, promotion and progression, review of performance according to policies and procedures agreed by the University. • Maintenance of records of staff development activities. • Oversight and monitoring of staff workloads in order to ensure an equitable distribution of staff loadings across the staff group and the most effective use of staff resources. • Ensuring talented staff in the groups are recognised, rewarded and retained so ensuring that suitable succession plans are in place. • The visible commitment, management and maintenance of high standards of safety throughout their domain commensurate with current Health and Safety legislation and with the University’s Health and Safety policy. • Identifying achievable equality goals. RELATIONSHIPS/CONTACTS Internal: Academic and professional staff across the University at all levels. External: Academic and professional staff at the partner HEIs, particularly those involved with other applied health research themes and the research programme central team. Staff of appropriate professional, governmental and educational institutions. Third sector organisations and local communities. RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT The University is committed to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and the Vitae Researcher Development Framework. There are regular opportunities to attend researcher development events and courses to support on-going training and development. This document outlines the duties required, for the time being, of the post-holder for the post entitled Research Fellow to indicate the level of responsibility. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or exhaustive list and the line manager may vary duties from time to time which will not affect the general character of the post or the level of responsibility of the post holder. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Closing Date 01 March 2020 Interview date: To be advised Reference number: 026554 Annual Leave 35 days (pro rata) plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year. Salary £33,797 to £40,322 per annum pro rata dependent on relevant skills and experience Informal Contact Details
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Email: C.Goodman@herts.ac.uk
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