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Deadline: 01 March 2020
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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.
Deadline: 02 March 2020
Location: Pennine Lancashire
This interdisciplinary, mixed-method PhD studentship will combine mental health, public health, and psychology of ageing research to determine the impact of physical activity interventions on physical and psychological resilience in bereaved older people (aged 55 plus).
Deadline: 06 March 2020
Professor Christina Victor will shortly be coming to the end of her tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Ageing & Society. Cambridge University Press, in collaboration with an Editorial Board search committee, is now inviting applications for a new Editor-in-Chief. The deadline for applications is: 6 March, 2020. Ageing & Society is a leading interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the understanding of human ageing and the circumstances of older people in their social and cultural contexts. It draws contributions and has readers from many disciplines including gerontology, sociology, demography, psychology, economics, medicine, social policy and the humanities. The journal promotes high-quality original research which is relevant to an international audience to encourage the exchange of ideas across the broad audience of multidisciplinary academics and practitioners working in the field of ageing Now in its 40th volume and publishing 12 issues a year, Ageing & Society is recognised internationally as a leading venue for academic exchange in gerontology. It has an Impact Factor of 1.895 and is currently ranked 16th in the Gerontology category of the JCR. The Press is seeking an Editor-in-Chief who can take on responsibility for Ageing & Society for an initial term of five years, ensuring the journal continues to shape, reflect and develop this vibrant research field.
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Location: Amsterdam
Research at the Faculty of Humanities is carried out by six research schools under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), one of the six research schools, currently has a vacant postdoctoral position as part of the ERC Starting Grant project 'Platform Labor: Transformations of Work and Livelihood in Post-Welfare Societies', led by Dr Niels van Doorn. ASCA is home to more than 110 scholars and 120 PhD candidates, and is a world-leading international research school in Cultural Analysis. ASCA members share a commitment to working in an interdisciplinary framework and to maintaining a close connection with contemporary cultural and political debates.