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Research Fellow Health Services Organisation and Management

A new opening postdoctoral researcher position in psychology is available at Open University, UK. The funds for this position are available for two years. The deadline to apply is October 25, 2018.

We are looking to appoint a full-time Research Fellow (Health Service Organisation and Management) 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 Business and Law, you could have a background in an aspect of health services or organisational research. You will work with the team of academic investigators to carry out data gathering and analysis in case studies of initiatives to improve the integration between specialist services and other services involved in providing care for trans people. You will focus mainly on gathering and analysing in-depth data on provider perspectives, through qualitative interviews and documentary analysis.

You will require a post graduate qualification in heath service organisation or management, or in organisational or management studies more generally. You will have experience of research on healthcare organisation or innovation, as well as evidence of their 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 and Social Care), 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 youwish to be considered for both. Please refer to job reference 15203 should you wish to apply for the Health and Social care role.

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