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Research Associate - NIHR: Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016389

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/06/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: ASAP until 30 September 2022

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

The University invites applications for the above post, which is tenable 1.0 FTE for 18 months in the first instance, with possible extension to 31 December 2023. (We would welcome candidates who can be flexible in their hours).

This is an exciting opportunity to join the new National Institute of Health Research funded Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (PRU), led by the University of Manchester in collaboration with Newcastle University and the London School of Economics.

This new PRU helps Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to understand the future needs of the older population and people living with frailty. The PRU will produce high-quality research evidence that answers policymakers’ questions and supports DHSC to make informed policy decisions. Work includes research on how to promote healthy ageing, the future needs of older people, and ways of providing high-quality care at affordable prices.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Chris Todd


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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