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Applications are invited for a full-time fixed term (until 30 September 2024) Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the research team on the Alzheimer’s Society funded project ‘Co-produced career guidance intervention for people living with dementia’. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced postdoctoral researcher with expertise in qualitative research and an interest in promoting equality, human rights and practical interventions to support people living with dementia.
The aim of the study is to co-produce and field-test an innovative career guidance and development approach to supporting people living with dementia post-diagnosis. The study design uses a mix of qualitative methods combining evidence review, service mapping, interviews and multi-disciplinary workshops. The successful applicant will be involved in Phase 2 (co-production of the career development intervention) and Phase 3 (field testing of the intervention protocol to assess the acceptability of the intervention and the potential for implementation) of the study.
Key Duties include
Other elements of the role include organising and participating in team meetings and stakeholder events, contributing to report writing, academic papers and other dissemination events.
Involvement of people living with dementia is central to the design and delivery of this project, in line with INVOLVE’s guidance on public engagement and co-production. As such, the post holder will require knowledge of ethical considerations of working with people living with dementia, as well as adherence to the Career Development Institute’s code of ethics.
The post holder will be based at Northumbria University’s Newcastle campus. The post will require local travel to test sites. The ability to travel within and beyond the UK may also be required.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be based in the Department of Leadership and Human Resources Management at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK) and will work under the supervision of Professor Valerie Egdell. The successful applicant will be a key member of a research team that includes academics from the University of the West of Scotland (project lead), Northumbria University, Edinburgh Napier University and Newcastle University.
PhD qualification in subject relevant to the study. For example, social sciences, social work, career guidance and development, management, psychology, nursing and allied health professions
If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Valerie Egdell by email at email@example.com.
Further information about the requirements of the role is available in the person description.
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We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager.
Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme. We also hold the HR Excellence in Research award for implementing the concordat supporting the career Development of Researchers and are members of the Euraxess initiative to deliver information and support to professional researchers.
The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.
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