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Research Associate
Reference: UOS0099518
Salary: £29,552 – £37,394 per annum
Closing Date: 14th November 2014

Overview
Based in ScHARR’s Section of Public Health, you will be a team member of Work Package 4 (Improving Obesity Related Outcomes in Old Age) of the INNOVAGE (Social Innovations Promoting Active and Healthy Ageing) project. INNOVAGE, which is funded by the European 7th Framework Programme, is an ambitious project that is dedicated to developing and testing, as well as surveying and cataloguing, social innovations that will have a solid impact on improving the quality of life and  well-being of older people. In line with the central INNOVAGE objective to promote Social Interventions for Healthy Life Extension, this Work Package will develop a novel social intervention that will help reduce the proportion of the European population who reach old age with problematic obesity, to minimise negative health impacts and maximise functional health in old age.
You will work closely with Professor Paul Bissell (Section of Public Health) on the development, planning and conducting of qualitative and quantitative research, designed to evaluate the implementation of the social innovation described above.
Other duties will include liaising with those working internally and externally on other aspects of the project, contributing to and leading analysis of data and the preparation and dissemination of research findings and supporting the work of the wider INNOVAGE Team.
It is an essential requirement of the post that you have a Masters Degree or equivalent experience in an area of ageing, obesity, public health or health sciences research or implementation research (psychology, sociology, public health, policy management). You will also have experience of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.

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Read more about the Innovage project here

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