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Deadline: 23 October 2019
Location: London
Centre for Ageing Better has an exciting opportunity for a research and evaluation focused individual to play a key part in our Evidence team as a Senior Evidence Manager. If you are passionate about improving later life and the role of evidence in promoting social change, we’d like to hear from you.
Deadline: 27 October 2019
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Post title: Senior Research Fellow (DACHA Study) School/Department: Health & Social Work / Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care FTE: 1.0fte working 37 hours per week Duration: Fixed term for 4 years Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire The University of Hertfordshire school of Health and Social Work are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Senior Research Fellow to be involved in day to day running of the DACHA Study (Developing research resources And minimum data set for Care Homes' Adoption and use). This is a 4 year full time post funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The DACHA study has the potential to deliver a step change in how researchers and health and social care professionals and residents collaborate to improve how care is provided for older people living and dying in care homes. The study addresses policy objectives of integrated care for care home residents exploring and testing what enables individual and care home level information to be routinely shared and used to underpin research, innovation and intervention Main duties and responsibilities The post holder will be the project manager as the senior researcher with lead responsibility for coordinating cross site collaboration, key pieces of work including a realist review and related outputs. You will be responsible for liaising with different stakeholders (e.g. the regulator, commissioners, NHS England, family members) and coordinating the delivery of the 4 work packages, working with lead investigators, researchers and care home staff at residents at different sites. You will be working with a research team that is linked with the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) whose members are national leaders in care home research, data analysis and integration and implementation science. This post is likely to be attractive to researchers who are keen to progress their research career and be actively supported to become research leaders. Skills and experience needed You will be an experienced health and/or social care researcher with project management skills. You will bring to the study an expertise in mixed methods research (including participatory and theory driven approaches), and will have a good knowledge of and experience of working effectively across health and social care systems of care for older people and strategies that support stakeholder engagement. Where required, training and supervision will be given. You will be based within the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC). Qualifications required You will hold a good undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline, alongside a PhD or equivalent, or equivalent experience. Candidates wishing to work part time should state this when they apply. Contact details / Informal enquiries: Candidates are encouraged to get in touch for an informal discussion. Please contact Professor Claire Goodman, Professor of Health Care Research: c.goodman@herts.ac.uk Closing date: 27 October 2019 Interview date: 04 November 2019 Reference number: 024294 Date advert placed: 26 September 2019 The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a 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. Apply online at: https://www.herts.ac.uk/contact-us/jobs-and-vacancies
Deadline: 27 October 2019
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Post title: Research Fellow (DACHA Study) School/Department: Health & Social Work / Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care FTE: 0.5fte working 18.5 hours per week Duration: Fixed term for 4 years Salary: £33,797 to £40,322pa pro rata depending on skills and experience Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire The University of Hertfordshire school of Health and Social Work are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Research Fellow to support the development and delivery of the DACHA Study (Developing research resources And minimum data set for Care Homes' Adoption and use). This is a 4 year part time post funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The DACHA study has the potential to deliver a step change in how researchers and health and social care professionals and residents collaborate to improve how care is provided for older people living and dying in care homes. The study addresses policy objectives of integrated care for care home residents exploring and testing what enables individual and care home level information to be routinely shared and used to underpin research, innovation and intervention Main duties and responsibilities The post holder will work closely with the lead investigator and Senior Research Fellow to support the delivery of the DACHA study over four years. You will be involved in a realist review on the implementation and content of minimum data sets in care homes. The post provides a career development opportunity to be involved in a major study, gain experience in care home research, and build an expertise in mixed methods research (including participatory and theory driven approaches). You will have responsibilities with the Senior Research Fellow for liaising with different stakeholders (e.g. the regulator, commissioners, NHS England, family members) and supporting delivery of the 4 work packages, working with lead investigators, researchers and care home staff at residents at different sites. You will be working with a research team that is linked with the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) whose members are national leaders in care home research, data analysis and integration and implementation science. Skills and experience needed The role requires an individual who has completed a research project(s), has experience in a range of research approaches and is committed to improving the care and support of older people in long term care. You need to have an understanding of health and social care provision and the different priorities and challenges that arise when working and researching across health and social care settings. You will bring good organisational and interpersonal skills. Where required, training and supervision will be given. Qualifications required You will hold a good undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline, alongside a PhD or equivalent, or equivalent experience. Contact details / Informal enquiries: Candidates are encouraged to get in touch for an informal discussion. Please contact Professor Claire Goodman, Professor of Health Care Research: c.goodman@herts.ac.uk
Deadline: 05 November 2019
Applications to this fund are invited from experienced PhD supervisors within academic departments/centres which focus on, or whose institution supports them in a strategic plan to focus on, ageing-related research. Potential PhD students looking for personal financial support should not apply.