Research Fellow Health and Social Care at Open University

Open University is delighted to offer a postdoctoral position in psychology. This position is available for two years in the first instance. Applications should be sent before October 25, 2018.

We are looking to appoint a full-time Research Fellow (Health and Social Care) to complete the team of an interdisciplinary externally funded research project entitled 'Before During and After Gender Identity Specialist Services'. The project runs for two years from February 1st 2019 and concerns developing effective models for the health services needed to support trans adults before, during and after they are seen by NHS-commissioned specialist gender identity services. The project team brings together researchers in health service organisation, psychology and sexuality, gender and health from across the OU. The wider project team includes NHS specialist clinical providers and third sector organisations concerned with LGBTQ health and wellbeing, as well as a group of service users. The research will use innovative and collaborative methodologies to learn from current initiatives.

Based at the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, you could have a background in an aspect of health or social care research. You will work with the team of academic investigators to gather and analyse in-depth qualitative and quantitative data on the experiences of trans people using services.

You will require a post graduate qualification in an area of social research relevant to health or social care and should have experience of research and interviewing with health or social care service users. You should also have evidence of your involvement in the wider aspects of research life, such as contributions to academic conference or membership of academic networks. As this project will be interdisciplinary across three of the university faculties and involve in-depth collaboration with NHS and third sector organisations as well as service user groups, the ability to communicate and collaborate is essential. For full person specification requirements please refer to job related information.

You will work alongside a further full time Research Fellow (Health Service Organisation and Management), being recruited in parallel. You may apply for either or both posts, depending on the suitability of your qualifications and experience. A separate application is however required for each post if you wish to be considered for both. Please refer to job reference 15204 should you wish to apply for the Health Service Organisation and Management role.

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