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Senior Research Associate/Research Associate (IOELC) (part-time)

Health Research
Salary:   £29,619 to £42,155 pro-rata
Closing Date:   Sunday 04 September 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  0537-22

The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, to work as part of the International Observatory on End of Life Care. You will play a key role supporting the research portfolio of Professor Catherine Walshe and the team.  

You will support Professor Walshe and the team in the preparation and delivery of a number of studies across their portfolio. This is likely to include the whole range of research skills including preparation of grant applications, research ethics and governance applications, conducting research and preparing papers for publication. You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work alongside a range of colleagues including academic staff, health and social care professionals, and patients and family carers. This is an ideal opportunity to work flexibly across a number of different areas, build research skills, and participate in the research of an internationally renowned group. 

You must have at least a postgraduate degree level qualification in a relevant discipline and experience of conducting research in health care environments. Ideally, you will have experience in palliative or end of life care research. Writing skills are particularly valued, and experience of authoring papers for publication, grant applications and/or research protocols is critical. Experience of working collaboratively in large multi-disciplinary research teams, and service users/relatives, clinicians and service providers, would be a definite advantage. We are looking for an energetic, dynamic, self-directed and committed individual with an interest in becoming a key part of our end of life research team.  

The International Observatory on End of Life Care conducts high quality cutting edge research and provides innovative educational programmes to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and family members.  See www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/research/ioelc/

The Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.

The position is available for immediate start and we are open to discussing job share opportunities/part-time working and flexible working arrangements including working week and days/hours worked, flexible start and finish times or condensed hours. 

You will join us on an indefinite contract however the role remains contingent on funding which at this time is due to come to an end 5-10 months from contract commencement depending on grade and hours of appointment. This is a part-time post (7.5 - 14.5 hours per week).

For further information, please contact: Professor Catherine Walshe c.walshe@lancaster.ac.uk 

We welcome applications from those of the global majority under-represented within the Division. 

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The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.

 

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

 

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.


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