Research Fellow in the Co-Creation Project (Horizon 2020)

Dublin, Ireland
Dec 06, 2017
Dec 22, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
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Full-time, three years Research Group / Department / School: School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin Location: School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland Reports to: Professor Virpi Timonen Salary: Irish Universities Association scale, Post-Doctoral Researcher level; appointment will be made no higher than Level 2, Point 5 (€40,003 per annum), rising one point per year to €41,181 in Year Two, and €42,394 in Year Three of the contract Hours of Work: 37 hours per week Closing Date : 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time), 9th January 2018. Post Summary This is a key post in a three-year research project that investigates novel approaches to co-creation of care services for older adults. The post relates to a European collaboration that aims to improve end-users' access to long-term care services. The successful candidate will work closely with the project's Ireland-based partner, Professor Virpi Timonen (TCD) and other collaborating researchers, including research team members at the Health Services Executive (HSE). As this is an international project, involving both academic and private sector collaborators from several European countries and a variety of academic disciples, we expect excellent communication skills and preparedness to work across disciplinary boundaries. The project will be carried out in accordance with a research design and dissemination plan drawn up by the Dublin-based principal investigators (Prof Timonen at TCD and Dr Warters at the HSE). It involves carrying out and analysing a series of focus groups and workshops conducted with older adults, family members, policy actors and care services professionals in Dublin, with the view to interrogating their perceptions and views on care services, and how these could be improved. The appointee will investigate and use different sampling strategies to accumulate the sample; arrange and carry out focus groups and workshops in Dublin; organise, store and analyse focus group and workshop data; co-author reports and academic publications on the basis of these data; communicate the findings to diverse audiences including interest/advocacy groups and policy makers; assist in organising meetings, workshops, colloquia and other events related to the project; and communicate with other project partners across Europe. There are several stages to the project, as it involves developing and testing out ICT applications that are intended to lead to improvements in services; hence the ability to foster collaborative relationships, and commitment to the project and its participants across the three-year time span are essential. Please visit for full job specification and information on how to apply.