Research Associate to work on ‘Men in Sheds’ project (Lancaster University, Closing Date July 2 2012)

Division of Health Research, Lancaster University
The Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster Collaboration for Public Health Research (LiLaC)
Research Associate
Grade 6
Part Time 0.60 fte (3 x days per week)

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to provide long term sickness cover on a multi-centre project assessing the feasibility of evaluating an intervention (Men in Sheds) that aims to improve the health of older men.  The post-holder will be based at Lancaster University and work as part of LiLaC: the Liverpool and Lancaster Collaboration for Public Health Research.  LiLaC is one of eight leading academic centres of excellence in the NIHR School for Public Health Research which aims to increase the evidence base for effective public health practice.

The post holder will undertake a systematic review of published and grey literature on gendered social activity interventions for older men focusing specifically on Men in Shed programmes.  They will have a PhD in health research, gerontology or a related social science discipline. Experience in undertaking systematic reviews is essential. You will be familiar with narrative synthesis and willing to engage in internal and external collaborations.

Closing date: July 2nd 2012. Sickness cover to 13th November 2012 (possibly longer if postholder remains on sick leave beyond this date). For further information contact Prof. Christine Milligan or go to: http://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A456

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