Reader (Ageing and Long-Term Conditions)

Manchester (GB)
04 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Reader (Ageing and Long-Term Conditions)

Grade/Salary Band:  Grade 10 / £48,327-£55,998
Location/City:   Manchester
Contract:   Full Time, Fixed Term, 3 Year Contract

The Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social care has over 2,900 students studying a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, research and professional qualifications across a range of professional Health, Psychology and Social Care disciplines. Our 250 academic and professional support staff are highly regarded by our students and their peers for the accredited and registered programmes that they provide. We work closely with employers, partners and voluntary organisations to ensure that our students are prepared for their future professional careers resulting in over 95% of our students being in graduate or management positions 6 months after graduation. We work hard to ensure that our programmes are professionally relevant and directly related to the needs of employers; our undergraduate programmes alone are registered, accredited and recognised by over seven professional and regulatory bodies.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Reader to work within the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care.

The primary focus of this role would be to contribute to the development of ageing research across the university, which has significant financial support from the senior management team at Manchester Metropolitan University. This post would be specifically focused on dementia and neural ageing research, but will incorporate work focused on other areas where appropriate, which include: sexual health and wellbeing, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), frailty, care homes, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, rehabilitation, technology and active ageing.

The successful participant would be expected to liaise and work with the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The research centre is committed to creative, participatory, and inclusive research that can improve the lives of older people and people living with long-term conditions.

You will have a doctoral level qualification in a relevant area and evidence of continuous professional development.  You will have the ability to build relationships and establish networks with internal and external contacts.  You will be able to prepare funding proposals and applications to external bodies.  Using your initiative, you will use your creativity and judgement to develop appropriate approaches to research and will be able to synthesise complex data from different sources and to communicate findings via written reports for a variety of audiences.

The primary focus of the role will be to support the development of high quality research within the Centre, and so experience of writing bids for research funding is highly desirable.  The successful applicant will also be able to demonstrate an established track record of publication in high quality peer reviewed journals. Expertise in, or a willingness to learn, how to develop pathways to impact for research through public engagement activities, including the use of social media, is also desirable. For an informal conversation regarding the role please contact Professor Josie Tetley on To apply directly, please use the links provided.

Advert closing date: 28th April 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to creating a diverse environment where everybody is treated with dignity, fairness and respect. We welcome applications from all potential   candidates.