Vacancy: Research Associate in Active and Healthy Ageing


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, UK
The Department of Sociological Studies is proud to be one of the top ten international social science research departments in the UK, with a long history of high profile contributions to theory, policy and practice. In the 2008 Research  Assessment Exercise, 65% of our research outputs were rated as internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
Job Reference Number: UOS006537
Job Title: Research Associate in Active and Healthy Ageing
Contract Type: Fixed-term until 30 November 2015
Working Pattern: 80% working commitment
Salary: Grade 7,  £28,685 to £36,298 per annum (pro-rata)
Closing Date: 29th May 2013

Summary:
The Department of Sociological Studies is proud to be one of the top ten international social science research departments in the UK, with a long history of high profile contributions to theory, policy and practice. In the 2008 Research  Assessment Exercise, 65% of our research outputs were rated as internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

We are unique in our interdisciplinary mix of Social Policy, Sociology, Social Anthropology and Social Work. This enables us to produce innovative theoretical, methodological and policy-oriented research that makes a real difference. You will work with the Principal Investigator, Professor Alan Walker, on two research projects recently funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7): INNOVAGE (Social Innovations Promoting Active and Healthy Ageing) and MOPACT (Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe).

You should hold, or be very close to completing, a PhD or have equivalent research experience in a relevant social science discipline. Excellent communication skills with the ability to network and to work both independently and as part of a team are also essential to this role.

Further details can be found at: www.shef.ac.uk/jobs
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