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Research Grants Committee Advisor Vacancies
Organisation: The Dunhill Medical Trust
Website: www.dunhillmedical.org.uk
Contact Email: sarah.allport@dunhillmedical.org.uk
Deadline: 26 January 2018
Salary: N/A


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Research Fellow: Health and Care for Older People
Organisation: University of Hertfordshire
Location: Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK
Website: www.herts.ac.uk
Contact Email: l.j.parker@herts.ac.uk
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Qualifications required: The person appointed will have a doctoral level qualification and experience of researching issues around the care of older people with complex health needs, such as dementia, frailty and multimorbidity. They will have a minimum of one peer reviewed publication. Description of the research activity and area: This Fellowship is an opportunity to develop world-leading research relating to health and care for older people, particularly those with complex needs such as dementia, frailty and multimorbidity. The fellow will be expected to make a significant contribution to the current programme of work conducted by our team of researchers in the Older People's Health and Complex Conditions Research Unit (OPH) in the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC) in the School of Health and Social Work. The appointed Fellow will be expected to develop research that links with or builds on one or more of the following research areas: • How to improve health and care for older people, particularly those with complex needs, and their unpaid carers, • How to improve health and care environments for older people living with dementia and comorbid conditions and their unpaid carers • Diagnosis and post-diagnosis support for people living with dementia • Shared decision making for older people. This is a career development post and the successful applicant should be ambitious in terms of achieving 3-4* outputs throughout the Fellowship as well as being prepared to undertake activities to maximise impact from the research conducted. The Fellow is expected to apply for nationally recognised research funding during the Fellowship, from funders such as the National Institute of Health Research or charities such as the Alzheimer's Society. The Fellow will be supported in writing high quality bids and publications by experienced academics. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Health and Social Work, in the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC). The Centre has an international reputation for research across a range of public health and community care topics and employs approximately 30 academic and research staff who work in teams across research programme areas (http://www.herts.ac.uk/research/hhsri/research-areas-hhsri/nursingmidwifery-social-work/cripacc). There is no undergraduate teaching requirement attached to this post but there will be opportunities for post graduate teaching and supervision. Skills and experience needed: The post holder should have relevant knowledge and experience of conducting research around the health and wellbeing of older people, particularly those with complex needs. They should have experience in disseminating findings to scientific audiences, and writing up journal publications, preferably in one of the areas related to the fellowship. The post holder should have excellent oral and written communication skills in both spoken and written English and be able to establish good rapport and effective communication with older participants. The fellow should have Knowledge of research methodology appropriate for the subject area and Knowledge of appropriate databases for the discipline and ability to conduct literature searches in the discipline using appropriate electronic resources. Description of the School: The School of Health and Social Work (http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/schools-of-study/health-and-social-work) is one of the country's largest providers of health and social work education and over 80% of its research outputs, submitted to the REF under UoA2b (nursing and allied health professions), were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent; 100% of the research submitted was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of its impact. CRIPACC has an established track record in fostering and supporting Patient and Public involvement in research and has ongoing working partnerships with local, regional and international public health and food stakeholders. The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.
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Two Fully-Funded PhD Studentships (ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership)
Organisation: Department of Gerontology, University of Southampton
Location: Southampton
Website: www.southampton.ac.uk/ageing
Contact Email: a.vlachantoni@soton.ac.uk
Deadline: 31 January 2018

Please see below information on two fully-funded PhD studentships available through the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership in the Department of Gerontology, University of Southampton.
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Two Doctoral Studentships in 'EuroAgeism' Research Programme in Finland
Organisation: University of Tampere, Finland
Location: Finland
Website: https://uta.rekrytointi.com/paikat/?o=A_RJ&jgid=3&jid=1060
Contact Email: Pirjo.Nikander@uta.fi
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Salary: TBC

Posted on behalf of Pirjo Nikander, University of Tampere The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland, invites applications for two Doctoral Student (Marie Sklodowska-Curie) positions for three years (36 months) in “EuroAgeism” research programme. Funded under Horizon 2020, MSCA-Innovative training network, consists of a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectorial, science-policy international network of researchers, policy makers and social and health care professionals. The goal of the network is to train professionals who can function effectively and comfortably at any of the intersections between science and policy. Across participating universities a total of 15 Early Stage Researcher positions are being advertised. Doctoral Researchers will benefit not only from leadership by expert research supervisors, but also from secondments in academia, policy and health organizations, training and transferable-skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences over the course of the program.
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Fully-Funded PhD Studentship Opportunities
Organisation: University of Exeter, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health
Location: Exeter
Website: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/departments/cceh/
Contact Email: wellcomecentre@exeter.ac.uk
Deadline: 31 January 2018

Up to 12 PhD bursaries are available in 2018 for transdisciplinary research on health and wellbeing based in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. Read more at https://www.exeter.ac.uk/departments/cceh/opportunities/phdopportunities/#wQBXv2KfFdLEibJj.99
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15 new PhD Positions in the Field of Ageism
Organisation: Marie-Curie
Deadline: 31 January 2018

A new Marie-Curie Innovative PhD Training Program funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 is opening up in the field of ageism. The overall goal of the program is to bridge between science and policy in the field of ageism and to produce professionals who can take a variety of positions, along the science-policy continuum. The 15 positions offer excellent, well-paid training in a multi-disciplinary, inter-sectorial, international environment.
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Postgraduate Programmes in Gerontology & Ageing Studies
Organisation: The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University
Location: Swansea
Website: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/humanandhealthsciences/gerontology-and-ageing/
Contact Email: mailto:p.nash@swansea.ac.uk
Deadline: 31 December 2018

Complete a postgraduate qualification in Gerontology and Ageing Studies and be part of a sought-after community of leaders in ageing research, practice, and scholarship. The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University offers a host of postgraduate programmes in Gerontology and Ageing studies to match the levels you require for professional and personal development. These include a Masters award, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Stand-alone modules in Gerontology and Ageing Studies. Each of the courses acknowledge that ageing is accompanied by biological and psychological changes, but takes a holistic approach to ageing. It shifts the central focus from the medical model of ageing to one that encompasses a range of disciplines and views ageing more positively.
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