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Come and join the CADR Team!

10th May, 2022

CADR is funded by the Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales. CADR’s mission is to develop a world-class integrated research centre spanning multidisciplinary activity and developing areas of expertise from biological, through psycho-social and environmental to social policy in ageing and dementia.

CADR aims to improve the lives of older people in Wales and elsewhere through the combination of research on ageing, policy and practice. Our work will be delivered through four interlinked work packages (WPs):

  • Environments of Ageing
  • Characterising dementia with respect to a wide range of brain functions such as cognition, in ageing
  • Social inclusion for health and wellbeing in later life
  • Research methods, public and professional engagement and involvement

The role will involve working in one or more of the key workpackage themes, with the workpackage team, to develop research project ideas with policy, practice and older people themselves, turning them into research bids, developing policy briefs, writing articles and research papers and/or strengthening and managing collaboration with organisations, charities, third sector, the government and the NHS.

The Infrastructure is led by Swansea University, in partnership with Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities.

The post holder will identify funding sources; initiate, shape, draft, edit and submit research bids with PIs and stakeholders according to funder expectations; lead the development of collaborative, multidisciplinary and multi-methodological (e.g. quantitative and qualitative) research; work with a range of stakeholders initiating and supporting involvement and engagement activities, seminars, priority-setting workshops and research development and monitoring groups. They will also help coordinate, deliver and record impact activities.

The role holder will have experience in contributing to written material (such as: research publications/articles/policy briefs) and supporting grant applications in a relevant research area and of being able to work as part of a team, utilising excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience of initiating, designing, conducting, leading the analysis and disseminating qualitative and quantitative or mixed methods research. They will be expected to contribute to project meetings and write regular updates/outputs on progress, undertake activities to maximise and measure research impact, demonstrating outstanding judgement to successfully deliver outcomes within agreed timescales and to the required standard.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

We have an under-representation of men in the area of research and would particularly welcome applications from men for this position. We also have an under representation of individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and would encourage applications from these groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.

Please note this job is also being advertised to a pool of colleagues internally as part of our University commitment to employee redeployment.  Should this post be filled from this route then you will receive an email confirming this. If you do not receive an email, please assume that your application is still in process.

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For further information please contact: Associate Professor Charles Musselwhite, Co Director of the Centre for ageing and Dementia Research, Charles Musselwhite or +44 (0) 1970 622929

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