Research Associate (In-Touch)

Lancaster University
November 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:£31,396 to £36,024
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Research Associate (In-Touch)

Health Research Salary: £31,396 to £36,024 Closing Date: Monday 27 November 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 1247-23

The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University's Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, to work as part of the team delivering the Horizon Europe funded In-Touch project.

The International Observatory on End of Life Care within the Division of Health Research, is part of a consortium which has been awarded European Commission funding under the Horizon Europe Programme for the In-Touch programme of work. This is an exciting five-year study where we are adapting and delivering an intervention to improve and support the care of people with advanced dementia in care homes. The study involves adapting, developing, and delivering the intervention. The intervention will be evaluated through a cluster trial in care homes across the countries involved in the consortium. Professors Catherine Walshe and Nancy Preston are the project leads. The post holder will be expected to assist with all aspects of these project as required. The main roles will be to assist in the adaptation and development of project and intervention manuals, assisting in running the trial to evaluate the intervention, supporting the qualitative and health economic aspects of the data collection and analysis, and facilitating the involvement of care homes in the study.

You must have a master's degree level qualification in a relevant discipline and preferably experience of conducting research in health care environments. Ideally, you will have experience in palliative or end of life care research. Writing skills are particularly valued, and experience of authoring papers for publication and/or research protocols is welcome. Experience of working collaboratively in large multi-disciplinary research teams, and service users/relatives, clinicians and service providers, would be a definite advantage. We are looking for an energetic dynamic, self-directed, and committed individual with an interest in becoming a key part of our end-of- life care research team. These tasks will be under-taken under supervision and would suit someone interested in learning a range of research skills, which could include someone wanting to register for a part-time PhD.

The International Observatory on End of Life Care conducts high quality cutting edge research and provides innovative educational programmes to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and family members. See www. The faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.

The position is available to start from January 2024 and we are open to discussing job share opportunities/part-time working and flexible working arrangements including working week and days/hours worked, flexible start and finish times or condensed hours.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however the role remains contingent on external funding which at this time is due to come to an end on 31st December 2028.

There is another Grade 6 post advertised for the Horizon Europe funded I-CLEAR project, and you are welcome to apply for both posts for consideration. We welcome applications from those of the global majority under-represented within the Division.

For further information, please contact: Professor Catherine Walshe [email protected] or Professor Nancy Preston [email protected]

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