Research Officer

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Closing date: 8th June

Research Officer

Swansea University – College of Human and Health Sciences, The Centre for Innovative Ageing

Based: Singleton Campus

Salary: The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service).

This is an exciting opportunity to work on the £3.1m Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) programme as a Senior Research Officer covering maternity.  CADR is funded by the Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales. CADR’s mission is to develop a world-class integrated research centre spanning multidisciplinary activity and developing areas of expertise from biological, through psycho-social and environmental to social policy in ageing and dementia.

CADR aims to improve the lives of older people in Wales and elsewhere through the combination of research on ageing, policy and practice. Their work will be delivered through four interlinked work packages (WPs):

  • Environments of Ageing
  • Characterising dementia with respect to a wide range of brain functions such as cognition, in ageing
  • Social inclusion for health and wellbeing in later life
  • Research methods, public and professional engagement and involvement

The role will involve working in one or more of the key work package themes, with the work package team, to develop research project ideas with policy, practice and older people themselves, turning them into research bids, developing policy briefs, writing articles and research papers and/or strengthening and managing collaboration with organisations, charities, third sector, the government and the NHS.

The infrastructure is led by Swansea University, in partnership with Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities.

The post holder will identify funding sources; initiate, shape, draft, edit and submit research bids with PIs and stakeholders according to funder expectations; lead the development of collaborative, multidisciplinary and multi-methodological (e.g. quantitative and qualitative) research; work with a range of stakeholders initiating and supporting involvement and engagement activities, seminars, priority-setting workshops and research development and monitoring groups. They will also help coordinate, deliver and record impact activities.

The role holder will have experience in contributing to written material (such as: research publications/articles/policy briefs) and supporting grant applications in a relevant research area and of being able to work as part of a team, utilising excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience of initiating, designing, conducting, leading the analysis and disseminating qualitative and quantitative or mixed methods research. They will be expected to contribute to project meetings and write regular updates/outputs on progress, undertake activities to maximise and measure research impact, demonstrating outstanding judgement to successfully deliver outcomes within agreed timescales and to the required standard.

Further Information

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Charles Musselwhite, Co Director of the Centre for ageing and Dementia Research, Charles Musselwhite chm93@aber.ac.uk or +44 (0) 1970 622929

To apply for this job please visit www.swansea.ac.uk.

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