Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Closing date: 6th February

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter – College of Medicine and Health

The College of Medicine and Health is looking for an experienced mixed-methods health researcher with a background in ageing/dementia to play a key role in an NIHR-funded programme focused on developing and testing a home-based intervention to improve recovery after an episode of delirium. This full-time post is available from 1st April 2022 until 31st March 2025 on a fixed-term basis. The post will be extended for a further two years subject to a satisfactory project progress report submitted to the funder. While the project is co-ordinated from Exeter, we are willing to consider blended and remote working options (in the UK) for this post.

The Role
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow is sought to play a key role in the innovative RecoverED (Development and testing of an intervention to improve Recovery after an Episode of Delirium) research programme. RecoverED will be developing a novel home-based rehabilitation intervention to help improve recovery after delirium for older people who have experienced delirium while in the acute hospital and testing it in a randomised controlled trial. This is a poorly-researched area identified as a priority topic, with potential for considerable impact.

You will join a multi-disciplinary team led in Exeter and working with Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Nottingham and Winchester Universities and University College London. You will work closely with the principal investigator and co-investigators to contribute to and help shape the development of the RecoverED programme, ensuring that project targets are delivered on time and on budget. You will co-ordinate project activities and the work of a small staff team. You will work with qualitative researchers to undertake a process evaluation of the trial.

About You
You will possess a relevant PhD (or equivalent qualification/experience) related to care of older people or people with dementia, and good specialist knowledge of the field. You will have experience in coordinating and managing clinical research studies and in qualitative and mixed-methods research and process evaluation, excellent organisational skills, the ability to produce written material promptly and to a high standard, and good oral presentation skills. You will be able to work collaboratively, act as team leader, and supervise the work of others.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification (available on the university’s website) for full details of this role.

Further Information
For an informal and confidential discussion about this role, please contact Professor Louise Allan, e-mail or telephone (01392) 726025.

The closing date for completed applications is 6 February 2022. Interviews are expected to take place on 16 February 2022.

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