Research Fellow

University of Surrey


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Health Sciences: Research
Location:  Home-based
Salary: 

£35,308 to £36,333
per annum pro rata (0.6 FTE £21184 – £21799)
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date: 
23.59 hours BST on Monday 26 June 2023
Reference:  029323

The Workforce Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) Research Group in the School of Health Sciences is seeking a Research Fellow to work on an NIHR ARC KSS funded project to explore how the implementation of the Dementia Care Coordinator (DCC) service across Kent and Medway works, for whom and how. Working with Dr Ruth Abrams, this realist evaluation is designed to explore in what circumstances the DCC service does or doesn’t work. We will do this by: (1) scoping policies and interventions to support people with dementia and carers to map the DCC service in Kent and Medway and establish programme theories; (2) undertaking a qualitative survey of all 42 DCCs across Kent and Medway at baseline and at 18 months; (3) undertaking in-depth qualitative data collection and analysis with key stakeholders and people with dementia and carers; and (4) synthesising findings from a different work stream and providing a report to Kent and Medway with recommendations on service design strategies. 

The researcher will be responsible for undertaking the realist evaluation with support from Dr Ruth Abrams. This is an excellent opportunity for a post-doctoral health services researcher or social scientist with realist experience (or a willingness to learn), and preferably with a knowledge of new role implementation and teamwork within NHS settings. 

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with strong qualitative research skills and excellent project management. Knowledge of realist evaluations would also be ideal. They will also need to be able to engage in deep critical thinking to develop theoretical insights, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently but also create and nurture a remote team culture.   The successful candidate will be individually responsible for undertaking the data extraction and synthesis and supporting the write up of the final report and the production of various dissemination materials with support from other members of the team.  

This is a fixed-term post up to October 2024. It is a part time position at 0.6FTE (60%). However there is flexibility to consider a shorter contract duration alongside an increased FTE.

In addition to salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes salary, relocation (subject to meeting certain criteria), childcare assistance and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

Sitting within the University’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences has achieved substantial success and is currently ranked 4th by the Complete University Guide 2020 and 4th by the Times and Sunday Time Good University Guide 2020. The School is a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education and is in the top 10 in the UK for research following the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment. In addition to this, we have been awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

The University of Surrey is very proud of being recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. As a Bronze Athena SWAN award holder, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident employer, we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.

Further information about the University and the School of Health Sciences can be found at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/school-health-sciences . For an informal discussion please contact Dr Ruth Abrams [email protected] .

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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