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Research Associate: Palliative and End of Life Care (Fixed Term)

This exciting one-year post is a unique opportunity for an experienced qualitative/mixed methods researcher to contribute to a UK-wide programme of research in Palliative and End of Life Care, the Marie Curie Better End of Life Care Programme

Working with colleagues at Cicely Saunders Institute, Kings College, London, and Wolfson Palliative Research Centre, Hull-York Medical School, the post-holder will be based in PELiCam, the Palliative and End of Life Care Group of the University of Cambridge a flourishing multidisciplinary research group based in East Forvie Building, on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic colleague to work with Professor Stephen Barclay, Professor of Palliative Care, and colleagues on a programme of national research that is now in its second year of the three-year initial funding period. We are looking for someone with qualitative/mixed methods research skills, an interest in Palliative and End of Life Care or related research and an interest in the current landscape of UK Palliative and End of Life Care, health and social care services and policy.

The post-holder will have strong qualitative/mixed methods research skills, a PhD in a relevant discipline or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. They will be skilled in working collaboratively as part of a team, communicating with colleagues in multi-disciplinary groups, presenting research to academic, professional and professional audiences and writing journal papers and grant proposals.

The funds for this post are available for one year in the first instance, from commencement in post.

While the post is advertised as full-time we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working (at least 75% FTE).

The post will be based in the Primary Care Unit, East Forvie Building, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR (approx. 2 miles south of city centre). The post-holder will need to work at least two days per week in the Department.

We welcome informal conversations concerning this post: please contact Angela Harper to arrange a conversation or meeting with Prof. Barclay. If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Angela Harper or Prof Barclay

Closing date: 2nd October 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 10 October 2022

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

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Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SN31968 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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