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Research Associate

Health Research
Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236 pro rata
Closing Date:   Tuesday 28 May 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 01 July 2019
Reference:  A2572

Part-time 0.50 FTE (18.25 hours)

Fixed term: 52 months (end date 31st December 2023)

The International Observatory on End of Life Care within the Division of Health Research, is part of a consortium which has been awarded European Commission funding under the Horizon 2020 Programme ‘Palliative Sedation’ - The use of proportional palliative sedation for the relief of refractory symptoms: an international multicentre study. The project aims to investigate the use of palliative sedation and will focus on improving ways of assessing and managing refractory symptoms and the adequate use of palliative sedation in this context, considering differences across Europe in both clinical and ethical aspects. The Palliative Sedation consortium involves 9 partners from 8 European countries, representing a number of disciplines and professions, and commercial organisations. 

Professor Nancy Preston, Professor Sheila Payne and Anthony Greenwood lead Work Package 7, which will deliver on ‘Development of an online educational programme for palliative sedation’. The post holder will be expected to assist with all aspects of this throughout the project as well as assist in a qualitative study looking at ethical aspects.  Palliative Sedation was launched on the 1st January 2019 and will run for 60 months. 

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.

There is flexibility regarding which days the successful applicant would be working. 

Please direct informal enquiries to Professor Nancy Preston ( or Dr Sean Hughes (

Closing date: 28th May 2019

Interviews will take place on: 24th June 2019

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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