Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Medical Humanities (Job opportunity, University of Exeter)

The College of Humanities wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the core team of the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Waiting Times’. The project, led by Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck) and Laura Salisbury (Exeter), investigates waiting as a cultural and psychosocial concept, and an embodied and historical experience, in order to understand the temporalities of healthcare in the modern period.

The successful applicant will undertake research that gathers and analyses contemporary patient experiences of waiting, employing oral history and/or appropriate related qualitative/narrative methods. They will also work alongside the Principal Investigators to develop, organise, implement, and evaluate public engagement and engaged research activities related to the project.

The post will include producing a significant body of new research with accompanying outputs, while developing, organising, facilitating, and convening collaborative activities to foster transdisciplinary exchange. Working with the team and with stakeholders, the Engaged Research Fellow will also develop and use online and multi-media initiatives to disseminate the work of the project and help manage collaborative research.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or will have submitted their thesis by September 2017. The successful applicant will have an emerging profile in a relevant Humanities discipline and possess sufficient specialist knowledge to develop research programmes and methodologies. They will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. They will be capable of undertaking and disseminating publicly-engaged research in Medical Humanities and be able to assist the PIs in co-ordinating public engagement.

For further information please email Prof Laura Salisbury or telephone her on (01392) 725480.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The closing date for applications is 06 July 2017.

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