Research Associate, Health and Social Care

Lincoln, United Kingdom
£33,797 per annum
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 3 January 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Health and Social Care

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £33,797 per annum
Please be advised that this role is full time 1.0 FTE and fixed term for 12 months.
Closing Date:   Sunday 03 January 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 25 January 2021
Reference:  CSS544A

The University of Lincoln, School of Health and Social Care, in collaboration with the Clinical Research Network (CRN) East Midlands, is looking to appoint a Research Associate for a period of one year to contribute to the development of the social care research culture and research capacity in the area. 

Working closely with colleagues from the University of Lincoln and the CRN, the post holder will contribute to a shift change in the priority given to social care research and the achievement of funded research within the region.  The post holder will develop an understanding of the landscape of social care in Lincolnshire and establish a group of key stakeholders who will contribute to the development of social care research awareness and potential research priorities. In order to improve capacity for driving research developments in agreed priority areas the post holder will network and collaborate with social care providers, academic partners and research forums and organisations within the region. 

The successful candidate will have a knowledge of the social care landscape and a demonstrated interest in developing research aimed at priorities such as:  research and evaluation of complex interventions, retaining and developing the social care workforce, integration of social care with other key providers and research with overlooked or marginal areas of practice.  The post holder should be familiar with a variety of research methods and capable, with appropriate support, of developing formal research proposals.  

The post holder should be able to travel within the East Midlands region.  The post is based at the University of Lincoln, but the post holder will, in light of current COVID safe working practices, be expected, at least initially, to be able to work effectively from home.  

For further information please contact Mo Ray