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Current vacancies:

3 x Research Associate OR Research Fellow in Dementia (Healthy Ageing Theme)

Job reference: BMH-019634

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date: 2022-08-22

Salary: Research Associate £34,308 to £42,155 OR Research Fellow £43,414 to £53,353 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/Directorate: School of Health Sciences

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2024

More details

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint three Researchers (at Research Associate or Research Fellow level) to develop their careers whilst conducting important dementia research. The Fellows will join the Healthy Ageing Research Theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (NIHR ARC-GM), based at the University of Manchester.


NIHR ARC-GM has recently received additional funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Alzheimer’s Society to support the building of research capacity and capability in dementia. The funding supports the development of a cohort of researchers nationally, who will be supported to develop their careers in dementia as independent researchers.

Applications are encouraged from individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, experience of different settings and from disciplines, including but not limited to healthcare professionals, primary care, public health, social care, gerontology, social sciences, health research methodologists and the creative arts.


You will work with Chris Todd, Professor of Primary Care and Community Health, Emma Vardy, Consultant Geriatrician and MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair and John Keady, Professor of Older Peoples Mental Health Nursing as well as other members of the Healthy Ageing Research Theme and across the wider ARC. You will be based in the in the School of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. These are full-time, hybrid working posts with an office base at the University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road. NHS secondments can be considered with agreement from the employing organisation.


You will hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area and have an interest in and emerging track record of excellence in health and social care research and/or research on care ethics/aesthetics, socially engaged arts. You will have experience of using quantitative, qualitative research  or mixed methods, critical appraisal and evidence synthesis in literature reviewing and proven research productivity. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to work well both in a team and using your own initiative. The capacity to develop productive working relationships with external stakeholders in the health and care sector is also essential. 


The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here


Blended working arrangements may be considered           


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:


Name: Prof. Chris Todd



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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.


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