Employment Posting:
Research Fellow - Rare Dementia Support Project

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Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral researcher to work on an Economic and Social Research Council and National Institute for Health Research (ESRC-NIHR) (UK) programme of research examining the impact of multicomponent support groups for those living with rare dementias (£4,431,885.00) (1 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2023). 

The successful candidate will join the School of Social Work, Faculty of Education and Professional Studies, which is collaborating with University College London (UCL) and Bangor University, Wales. The project team includes: Sebastian Crutch (PI), Paul Camic, Roberta McKee-Jackson, Joshua Stott (University College London),  Mary Pat Sullivan (Nipissing University), Gill Windle, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Zoe Hoare (Bangor University).

The successful candidate will be expected to commence 1st November, 2019. The post is available for 12 months in the first instance with the opportunity for renewal for another 36 months.

The Project Team will carry out the first major study of the value of support groups for people living with or caring for someone with a rare form of dementia. Working closely with Dr. Mary Pat Sullivan, the Research Fellow will develop research that considers the unique Northern Ontario perspective of the impact of living with rare dementias. The candidate will also contribute to the broader programme of work with colleagues in London and Bangor.

Candidates will be highly motivated and organised, and responsible for: undertaking literature reviews of publishable quality; leading and contributing to the design of data collection tools; leading, organising and undertaking interviews and focus groups; leading and undertaking data collection and statistical analysis; writing for publication; and occasionally presenting the research at events. Experience of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively on writing for publication. Knowledge of specialist research methods and techniques is highly desirable.

Candidates should be educated to a PhD standard in psychology/health sciences/social work/nursing (or ABD with a defense date set).  Previous experience of researching or working with people living with dementia and their carers is an asset.  Bilingualism (French/English) is also an asset.

Informal enquiries are welcome.

Review of applications will begin 1 September, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter outlining their research interests, a curriculum vitae, a sample publication, and provide the names of three references to:

Dr. Mary Pat Sullivan, Nipissing University

100 College Drive

North Bay, ON  P1B 8L7

Email:  maryps@nipissingu.ca

Informal enquires are welcome. 

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a cover letter, from Aboriginal persons, women, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code