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  • Posted on: 30th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £31,406 per annum, pro rata
  • REF: REQ05448
  • Closes: 04th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Job description
The School of Health and Social Care

The School has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. Our academic members of staff include health policy, services and systems researchers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychological therapists, nurses, social workers, oral health practitioners, psychologists, and sociologists. The School is run over two campuses: Southend and Colchester. Academic staff are supported by a team of administrative staff based at both Colchester and Southend campuses.

The School has an excellent reputation for innovative educational delivery of a range of professional programmes in combination with an excellent research track record in social scientific approaches to the study of health, illness, and wellbeing. The school offers a unique context for the development and application of novel approaches to the study of a range of health and social care contexts, all underpinned by a concern for understanding the wider social contexts in which health, illness and wellbeing are located. We have excellent partnerships with NHS, private and third sector organisations which facilitate and underpin our excellence in applied research and impact. We aim for excellence in research and in education and are looking for candidates who can contribute to both.

Duties of the Role

A part time research officer is required to work on a range of research projects within the School including an exciting project with Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership (MSE HCP) representing the School and working as part of an interprofessional team to review the latest evidence to inform clinical decision making. The project with MSE HCP is about providing seamless services across MSE with diverse health and care professionals who are fully engaged and working collaboratively to steward the Partnership’s resources within their service.

You will produce papers, articles, reports or other publications as appropriate to career stage and discipline norm, represent the School and meet with partners on a regular basis forming part of the Support Teams that support the Stewardship teams and undertake core, practical elements of research such as setting up and conducting experiments, developing questionnaires and conducting fieldwork, recording data and identifying trends or patterns.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will hold a relevant health and social care, nursing or public health postgraduate level degree in an appropriate subject and/or professional experience and will have evidence of an emerging research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and a developing research profile.

Experience of project management and writing up reports and of conducting pragmatic/systematic reviews are essential for this post.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact resourcing@essex.ac.uk

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