Come work with us! New Postdoctoral Research Associate opportunity with The Platform

April 8, 2024
Come join us!

IMH and Department of Sociology at Durham University seek to appoint a talented researcher and scholar to the role of Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on The Practice Site, part of the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities (DRP-MH).

We are delighted to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Social Sciences, with a particular emphasis on experiences of health and illness in marginalised and/or socioeconomically deprived communities. The post holder will be responsible for designing and conducting research as part of The Practice (formerly known as The DeepEnd), one of three collaborative Sites hosted by the Platform.  

Site activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Regular participation in Site meetings, workshops and other events
  • Collaboration in methodological innovation with interdisciplinary and cross-sector partners through a range of modalities
  • The design and delivery of pilot and proof-of-concept studies; and taking shared responsibility for sustaining a flourishing research culture in the Site and Platform more broadly.

The post holder will also be expected and supported to collaborate with other Sites and Researchers across the Platform. Regular participation (in-person as well as virtual) at Site, Lab and Platform activities, as agreed with the Line Manager is essential.

The role offers an exciting opportunity to make an important contribution to the development of research and methodological innovation within the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities, while allowing excellent opportunities to develop your career in an exciting and progressive institution. 

We welcome applications from those with research interests in the broad field of the Social Sciences and are particularly eager to hear from applicants with expertise in health inequalities in areas of socioeconomic deprivation and marginalisation, substance use and addiction, and/or the medicalisation of distress.

Closing date for applications: 28 April 2024

What is The Practice?

The Practice is a partnership with St Anthony’s Health Centre, a GP practice based in Walker, Newcastle Upon Tyne.  The Practice will develop new insights into intractable questions around health inequalities, mental health, and the treatment of complex multimorbidities. The postholder will work closely with Site leads Dr. Jesse Proudfoot and Dr. Jonathan Coates (a GP at St. Anthony’s Health Centre and In-Practice Fellow at the IMH) to design and conduct new research at The Practice, facilitate new projects from other Platform team members for the site, and support collaborations with other researchers and stakeholders.

Find out more and apply here.

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