Research Assistant/Associate - A215415R2
 

Salary -     £27, 831 to £29,515 per annum (Research Assistant)              
                 £30,395 - £34,188 per annum (Research Associate)

Closing date:  30 June 2019

An embedded researcher is required to work within Well Newcastle Gateshead jointly funded by Newcastle and Gateshead Local Authorities with Well North: http://www.wellnorth.co.uk/pathfinders/well-newcastle-gateshead/well-newcastle-gateshead  

Working with Newcastle Local Authority public health team, Blue Stone Consortium, Fuse, the Centre for Translational research in Public Health and Newcastle University the researcher will work across the Local Authorities, Third Sector and community organisations to coordinate and undertake co-produced evaluations of the specific projects developed across the four localities of Well Newcastle Gateshead which aim to improve wellbeing and health through arts-based initiatives.  The delivery will be through the Third Sector organisation Blue Stone Consortium https://bluestoneconsortium.org.uk/. 

The work will also constitute a workstream (WP3) of a separately funded and approved Health Foundation project: Developing Local Authority Champions of Research (LACoR) through an embedded research culture: a Proof of Concept project.   

We are seeking a candidate with a PhD or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in a relevant subject to public health and expertise in evidence-informed public health practice and policy development, in particular embedded research/knowledge exchange.  Experience in engaging with key non-academic stakeholders such as policy makers, is essential.  

Full Time.  Open to job share opportunity
Fixed Term for 12 months in the first instance    

Further information can be obtained by contacting Laura Ritson (laura.ritson@ncl.ac.uk)    

The Institute of Health & Society is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students.  Applications for part time/flexible working will be considered; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.  

The Institute of Health & Society is the holder of an Athena Swan Silver Award http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs/about/athenaswan/.     

Information about the Institute is available at https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs/

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.    

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Faculty/Services
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Unit
Institute of Health & Society
Sub Unit
Institute of Health & Society
Staff Category
Research
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours of Work
Full Time
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Salary -     £27, 831 to £29,515 per annum (Research Assistant)              
                 £30,395 - £34,188 per annum (Research Associate)

Closing date:  30 June 2019

An embedded researcher is required to work within Well Newcastle Gateshead jointly funded by Newcastle and Gateshead Local Authorities with Well North: http://www.wellnorth.co.uk/pathfinders/well-newcastle-gateshead/well-newcastle-gateshead  

Working with Newcastle Local Authority public health team, Blue Stone Consortium, Fuse, the Centre for Translational research in Public Health and Newcastle University the researcher will work across the Local Authorities, Third Sector and community organisations to coordinate and undertake co-produced evaluations of the specific projects developed across the four localities of Well Newcastle Gateshead which aim to improve wellbeing and health through arts-based initiatives.  The delivery will be through the Third Sector organisation Blue Stone Consortium https://bluestoneconsortium.org.uk/. 

The work will also constitute a workstream (WP3) of a separately funded and approved Health Foundation project: Developing Local Authority Champions of Research (LACoR) through an embedded research culture: a Proof of Concept project.   

We are seeking a candidate with a PhD or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in a relevant subject to public health and expertise in evidence-informed public health practice and policy development, in particular embedded research/knowledge exchange.  Experience in engaging with key non-academic stakeholders such as policy makers, is essential.  

Full Time.  Open to job share opportunity
Fixed Term for 12 months in the first instance    

Further information can be obtained by contacting Laura Ritson (laura.ritson@ncl.ac.uk)    

The Institute of Health & Society is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students.  Applications for part time/flexible working will be considered; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.  

The Institute of Health & Society is the holder of an Athena Swan Silver Award http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs/about/athenaswan/.     

Information about the Institute is available at https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs/

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.    

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