Postdoctoral Research Fellow Vacancy, Brunel University, London

School of Health Sciences & Social Care

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Full time; 1 year Fixed-Term contract

Vacancy Ref: BKA0121/2

Salary: £32,288 Incl. of London Weighting

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our group of researchers in the School of Health Sciences and Social Care at Brunel University in West London. The successful applicant will join a team of experienced academics and will work on the ESRC funded research project Photographing Everyday Life: An Exploration of Ageing, Lived Experiences, Space and Time.

The study is exploring the significance of the ordinary and day-to-day and focuses on the everyday meanings, lived experiences, practical activities, and social contexts in which people in mid to later life live their daily lives. The project involves visual methods (photographic diaries) and in-depth interviews with people aged 50 years and over with different daily routines.

This is a dynamic and challenging post that requires particular skills in researching with photographic diaries, and the ability to analyse and disseminate visual data. It would suit an enthusiastic computer literate, flexible post-doctoral researcher with experience in working with large qualitative datasets of visual and textual data. Candidates will need to demonstrate good research knowledge, experience in visual methods, especially the analysis of visual data, and the willingness to be creative when disseminating visual research. Candidates are expected to be well organised, responsible, capable of using their own initiative, and able to work to deadlines. This post provides exciting opportunities and possibilities to participate in the dissemination of visual research and to be actively involved in the writing and authorship of peer reviewed publications.

Applicants should have:

* a doctorate in a relevant social-science or health-related discipline.

* experience and knowledge in qualitative and visual research methods

* good communication and interpersonal skills

* the ability to work collaboratively to meet deadlines

* the ability to work responsibly on their own initiative

* the willingness to be creative and actively involved in the dissemination of visual research

* knowledge and experience of the complexities of researching daily lives

* knowledge and understanding of the complexities of using and disseminating visual research
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Wendy Martin> .
Closing date: Monday 23rd April 2012
Date of Interview: Monday 30th April 2012
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