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The project focusses on palliative and end of life care for people who use, or have used, substances (alcohol or other drugs). We are working with 10 partners in Liverpool and Sefton to try to develop a new model of care which will improve people’s access to services and their experiences of palliative and end of life care when they get there. The project spans social and health care and comprises a multi-disciplinary team of people within and outside the University, including partners in MerseyCare NHS Foundation Trust and Voicebox Inc., a community voices group. The project is just one of a large number of research and knowledge exchange projects sitting with the SUAB research group (Substance Use and Associated Behaviours). We have a wide range of expertise and interest within the group on many different aspects of substance use and related behaviours.

About the role:

The post holder will be the lead researcher on the project on a day-to-day basis. Tasks include organising and conducting data collection – qualitative and quantitative – and analysis, writing up results, networking with partners, project administration including meeting organisation, website development and updating, and presentations of our work to a range of audiences. Hours will need to be flexible to meet the availability of our various partners and to conduct fieldwork. There will be travel and occasional overnight stays required.

About you:

The successful candidate will be a mixed methods researcher with excellent social skills, highly organised and efficient, and able to juggle lots of balls in the air! They will be a researcher who is experienced in managing projects of a sensitive nature and that require good mental and emotional resilience. They will also be able to work independently and in a team. Much of the work will be remote working but meetings, interviews, presentations in Liverpool and Sefton will be expected.

To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter via our application portal. For informal enquiries, please contact Sarah Galvani, who is the Principal Investigator on the project on 07775 680418 or S.Galvani@mmu.ac.uk

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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