Salary: £27,584 – £36,298
Unit: Cambridge Institute of Public Health/Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented and motivated social scientist to join the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, to work on full-time secondment to the PHG Foundation to support qualitative research within the Evaluation and Implementation (E&I) theme of the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The E&I theme is integral to the BRC programme, looking at the issues arising during the translation of research into clinical practice. The research findings will be used to provide recommendations for implementation across the research themes within the BRC and more widely where appropriate.
Candidates must have a PhD in social science with specific expertise in medical sociology or science and technology studies, and experience of conducting qualitative, specifically ethnographic research within scientific and medical settings. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable experience of independent research working, gaining access to difficult contexts and writing ethics applications; and theoretical understanding in the sociology of diagnosis and medical innovation.
The post will be based at the PHG Foundation, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge, under the direction of the project manager, Dr Shirlene Badger.
*Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2016 in the first instance.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Shirlene Badger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Particulars are available here
The role will be based at Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN.
This appointment is subject to a health assessment. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.
Formal applications consisting of a covering letter, CV and a completed CHRIS 6 form, parts 1 and 3 only to be completed (available from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) should be sent, preferably by email to Lynette Watson: email@example.com or by post to Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN.
Within the cover letter, applicants are asked to provide a description of the expertise that they bring, how they meet the person specification for the role and an outline of their research interests.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON THE CLOSING DATE
Closing Date: 23 August 2013
Interview Date: 03, 06, 23 or 24 September 2013
Please quote reference SY01513 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.