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College of Humanities, University of Exeter
Research Fellow 
Job Ref: P49629
Application closing date: 12/08/2015
Salary: £33, 242

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The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to support the work of Professor Mark Jackson (Exeter) and WHO Europe in Copenhagen.
The position is funded jointly by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Exeter and is available from 1st September  2015 for a period of 3 years.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in one or more disciplines within the medical humanities and social sciences to work with Professor Jackson and Dr Fietje on the Cultural Contexts of Health across the European region.  The Research Fellow will: design and deliver literature reviews; contribute to the development of project work plans; liaise with scholars across the humanities, social sciences and medicine at the University of Exeter and with colleagues at WHO Europe; identify potential case studies (such as the health of migrants, mental health, and women’s health) that will enhance the contribution of humanities and social science research in this field; author or contribute to written reports, briefing notes and academic publications; help to develop a strategic vision for policy-relevant research in this area; and contribute to the preparation of grant applications.  The Research Fellow will be expected to spend dedicated time in Copenhagen working with Dr Fietje and to travel across the region as necessary.  A second European WHO working language (Russian, French or German) would be desirable.

The WHO led project on Cultural Contexts of Health is a response to the roll-out of Health 2020, the European policy framework for health and well-being. With Health 2020, WHO’s strategic emphasis is shifting towards a values base in public health that emphasises the life-course perspective, multisectoral and interdisciplinary engagement, as well as a whole-of-society approach.  In parallel, an increasing number of voices in the public health community have been calling for the need to consider the important role that less tangible health determinants, such as culture, play in the provisioning of equitable healthcare. WHO has recognised that this shift in emphasis is creating a need for more capacity to tap into relevant research from the humanities and wider social sciences, particularly where this research can shed light on the human, subjective experiences of health.

We are seeking applicants with outstanding research potential who can develop their own research agendas but also contribute to the research team.  Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in one or more disciplines within the medical humanities and social sciences.

The starting salary will be from £33,242 on GradeF, depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information please contact Professor Mark Jackson, e-mail m.a.jackson@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 723003.  

The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 12th August.  Interviews are expected to take place late August.

 

2. College of Humanities, University of Exeter
Project Manager 
Job Ref: P49627
Application closing date: 18/08/2015
Salary: £33, 242 Grade F (pro-rata 0.6 FTE)

Please ‘Click here’ for further information and online application form.  

The College wishes to recruit a Project Manager to support the work of Professor Mark Jackson (Exeter) and WHO Europe in Copenhagen. The position is funded jointly by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Exeter and is available from 1st September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in one or more disciplines within the medical humanities and social sciences to work with Professor Jackson and Dr Fietje on the Cultural Contexts of Health across the European region.  The Project Manager will: manage partnerships across the university, as well as with partners in WHO Europe; establish and maintain effective administration systems; coordinate and support the research programme and work packages; help to design and deliver and communication and impact strategy; contribute to the writing and dissemination of reports; take minutes of team meetings; and assist in the preparation of grant proposals and funding applications.

The WHO led project on Cultural Contexts of Health is a response to the roll-out of Health 2020, the European policy framework for health and well-being. With Health 2020, WHO’s strategic emphasis is shifting towards a values base in public health that emphasises the life-course perspective, multisectoral and interdisciplinary engagement, as well as a whole-of-society approach.  In parallel, an increasing number of voices in the public health community have been calling for the need to consider the important role that less tangible health determinants, such as culture, play in the provisioning of equitable healthcare. WHO has recognised that this shift in emphasis is creating a need for more capacity to tap into relevant research from the humanities and wider social sciences, particularly where this research can shed light on the human, subjective experiences of health.

For further information please contact Professor Mark Jackson, e-mail m.a.jackson@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 723003.  

The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 18th August.  Interviews are expected to take place late August.