Research Associate- University of Kent

Author Kym Lang
Posted 2019.05.08 Comments 0
Job Category 

Centre for Health Services Studies

Location: Canterbury Salary: £34,189 to £39,609 per annum Grade: Grade 7 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type:Fixed Term - 36 Months Release Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 22 May 2019  (unless otherwise stated) Interview Date: Tuesday 04 June 2019 Reference: SS-015-19

The purpose of this post is to support CHSS’s growing portfolio of research and develop a portfolio of research in health organisation and service delivery. The post holder will play a key role in supporting CHSS’s research on organisational change in the NHS and other health systems, and health policy. The postholder will also contribute to the research work within the proposed NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent Surrey and Sussex contributing to research in the area of primary and community health services.

The post holder will provide input and advice into the understanding of organisational change and development. The post holder will be expected to be familiar with key sociological and organisational theory and literature, and with policy analysis, to help inform and support the centre’s work with health care organisations. 

As Research Associate you will:

  • Undertake research and teaching related to health services organisation, health policy and management
  • Write or contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using other appropriate media
  • Make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Doctorate in data analysis or related field (or equivalent)
  • Previous relevant experience of post-doctoral research
  • Knowledge of, and experience of, environmental health issues and measurement
  • Experience of managing large datasets and quantitative data analysis technique

CHSS is involved in a range of local and national research projects. CHSS is expanding its work particularly in the areas of primary and community care and integrated care. The establishment of the Kent Academic Primary Care Unit is an example of the Centre’s commitment to these areas of research and results from our close collaborations with the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) and the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent and with local health organisations including local Clinical Commissioning Groups, Encompass the local multi-speciality provider, the CRN and Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: SS-015-19

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