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Research Fellow,  Grade 7: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum

Department: Oxford Institute of Population Ageing 

Location: Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, Oxford

Contract type: Fixed Term 2 years 

Hours: F/T

Job description

Overview of the role

 

Two year Research Fellowship from 1 April 2022

 

The Research Fellow will be based at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing as a key member of a  new research team on intergenerational relationship, communities and living. The post is also attached to University College, Oxford, and the Research Fellow will be a Research Associate and join the community as a member of the Senior Common Room.

 

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, part of the Social Science Faculty at the University of Oxford, brings together social science expertise from demography, sociology, economics and policy studies to explore the processes and implications of population ageing. The Institute works to produce the best evidence for understanding the process of fertility and mortality change, exploring the implications across a range of societies, and disseminating this evidence to the wider policy community. A particular focus of Oxford is the role of intergenerational communities in supporting healthy ageing

 

Interaction between the generations improves well-being and mental health for both young and old, and inter-generational living can help address loneliness. Yet we increasingly live and work where people of different ages are segregated from each other. Many younger people no longer see or interact with older people in their daily lives.  Importantly has been the move from multi-generational spaces  - a space occupied by individuals of different generations,  to inter-generational living  - a place of formal and informal interaction between people of different ages and generations. While the first is a simple artefact of accommodation styles, the latter requires a more deliberate design and planning strategy.

 

Successful intergenerational places support positive goals that are beneficial for all the participants as well as for other people in the nearby surroundings. Such goals are attained through relationship-building via an ongoing exchange of resources between those participating.

 

The Research Fellow will work closely with Professor Sarah Harper, the PI of the Intergenerational Project exploring through qualitative methods the interaction of design, place, community and intergenerational relationships and how this may facilitate healthy ageing.

 

The post is funded by the Clore Duffield Foundation

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • To undertake qualitative research in intergenerational settings
  • Manage own academic research and administrative activities, ensuring execution of proposed research, efficient management of resources, and effective delivery of research outcomes and impacts.
  • Adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials
  • Prepare working theories and analyse data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate
  • Contribute ideas for new research projects
  • To produce and disseminate research outputs in collaboration with others that are effectively shared through appropriate channels (for example books, peer-reviewed journals, conferences) to the discipline.
  • To communicate research outcomes to a wide variety of audiences, including through public engagement, tailoring content and style to a broad range of specialist and non-specialist audiences, presenting papers at conferences or public meetings.
  • Represent the research team at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or alone

 

Person Specification:

 

Essential:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • Track record of undertaking research or scholarly activity that produces outputs in a relevant discipline;
  • Evidenced experience of carrying out research projects and publishing high quality research outputs in highly ranked academic journals.
  • Evidenced experience of contributing to and reporting on projects, including working with project budgets.
  • Demonstrable understanding of good practice in research conduct (including in research ethics, research integrity and handling research data).
  • Demonstrable ability to be an effective and collaborative member of a broader team, working constructively with senior staff.
  • Evidenced flexibility and confidence to tackle a wide range of tasks, with an open, pro-active, creative and problem-solving approach.
  • Evidenced excellent writing, communication and presentation skills, able to adopt an appropriate style for a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Evidenced strong interpersonal and team-working skills (with the potential to develop mentoring skills).
  • Genuine commitment to the aims of the Institute.

 

Application Process

 If you would like to discuss this role please contact Professor Sarah Harper  sarah.harper@ageing.ox.ac.uk with a cc to administrator@ageing.ox.ac.uk

 You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names   and contact details of three  referees as part of your online application. Only applications received before noon Friday 25th  February 2022   can be considered. Interviews will be held by zoom in the week commencing  7th March 2022. Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Job Details


 

Senior Research Fellow in Health and Social Care

Grade 9: £48,835 to £56,587 per annum

 

Department: Oxford Institute of Population Ageing 

Location: Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, Oxford

Contract type: Fixed Term 2 years 

Hours: F/T

 

Job description

Overview of the role

 

Two year Senior Research Fellowship from 1 April 2022

 

The Senior Research Fellow will be based at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing as a key member of a  new research team on intergenerational aspects of person centred care. The post is also attached to University College, Oxford.  The Senior Research Fellow will be a Research Associate and join the community as a member of the Senior Common Room.

 

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, part of the Social Science Faculty at the University of Oxford, brings together social science expertise from demography, sociology, economics and policy studies to explore the processes and implications of population ageing. The Institute works to produce the best evidence for understanding the process of fertility and mortality change, exploring the implications across a range of societies, and disseminating this evidence to the wider policy community. A particular focus of Oxford is the role of intergenerational communities in supporting healthy ageing

 

The Senior Research Fellow  will be responsible for developing the new models of person centred care for the 21st Century, including aspects around empowerment and development of older adults through care.  They will work closely with Professor Sarah Harper, the PI of the Intergenerational Project and draw on the research which will be undertaken by researchers on this project. Duties will include both leadership and the day-to-day management of the person centred care  research including external income generation. 

 

The post is funded by the Helen Hamlyn Trust.

 

The inter-disciplinary team at Oxford will play an important role in creating a robust evidence base for new interventions which support successful ageing in the UK.  A key responsibility of the role will be  to work with colleagues to plan and deliver a comprehensive evidence  study, identifying robust data, undertaking  modelling of needs, and mapping the policy landscape. This will form the base for the Oxford team  to  identify gaps in provision and opportunities for innovation to meet unmet care needs of older people in the UK in the context of intergenerational relationships.


This is an exciting opportunity to play a key research role in an initiative of national importance, networking with partners across industry, government, public sector, education and policy making.

 

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in health and social care, combining an academic background with health and social care policy and practice. It is intended that the successful candidate will also have experience of working within a policy role, have knowledge of government processes, and have had experience of working with key stakeholders: parliamentarians, civil servants, government bodies and industry leaders, and/or with professional and statutory regulatory bodies. The successful candidate will have a track record of undertaking research or scholarly activity that produces outputs in a relevant discipline, in depth knowledge of the health and social care sector and the potential opportunities for development,  and understanding of the integrated health and social care workforce transformation agenda.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • ·To work with colleagues at Oxford to create a robust evidence base for new interventions in health and social care, with a particular emphasis on person-centred care which empowers the older adult in an intergenerational context.
  • To design new updated elderly person integrated  care models which reflect the importance of intergenerational relationships.
  • To generate future funding to support the future post and to expand the work of the intergenerational team.
  • ·Manage own academic research and administrative activities, ensuring execution of proposed research, efficient management of resources, and effective delivery of research outcomes and impacts.
  • To work with academic, industry and third sector partners as appropriate on collaborative research and knowledge exchange projects
  • ·Adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials
  • ·Prepare working theories and analyse data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate
  • Contribute ideas for new research projects
  • ·To produce and disseminate research outputs in collaboration with others that are effectively shared through appropriate channels (for example books, peer-reviewed journals, conferences) to the discipline.
  • ·To communicate research outcomes to a wide variety of audiences, including through public engagement, tailoring content and style to a broad range of specialist and non-specialist audiences, presenting papers at conferences or public meetings.
  • ·Act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on methodologies or procedures
  • ·Represent the research team at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or alone

 

Person Specification:

 

Essential:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • In depth knowledge of the health and social care sector and the potential opportunities for development. 
  • Understanding of the integrated health and social care workforce transformation agenda.
  • Previous experience of working in health and social care, combining an academic background with health and social care policy and practice.

OR

  • Previous experience of working within a policy role, combining an academic background with  knowledge of government processes, and have had experience of working with key stakeholders: parliamentarians, civil servants, government bodies and industry leaders, and/or with professional and statutory regulatory bodies.
  • Track record of undertaking research or scholarly activity that produces outputs in a relevant discipline; and
  • Evidenced experience of carrying out research projects and publishing high quality research outputs in highly ranked academic journals.
  • Evidenced experience of contributing to and reporting on projects, including working with project budgets.
  • Demonstrable understanding of good practice in research conduct (including in research ethics, research integrity and handling research data).
  • Demonstrable ability to be an effective and collaborative member of a broader team, working constructively with senior staff and supporting the work of less experienced staff or students involved in projects.
  • Evidenced flexibility and confidence to tackle a wide range of tasks, with an open, pro-active, creative and problem-solving approach.
  • Evidenced excellent writing, communication and presentation skills, able to adopt an appropriate style for a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Evidenced strong interpersonal and team-working skills (with the potential to develop mentoring skills).
  • Genuine commitment to the aims of the Institute.

Application Process

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Professor Sarah Harper  sarah.harper@ageing.ox.ac.uk with a cc to administrator@ageing.ox.ac.uk

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two  referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before noon Friday 25th  February 2022 can be considered.

Interviews will be held by zoom in the week commencing  7th March 2022.

Job Details