The successful candidate will be working in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex as a postdoctoral researcher with the Principal Investigator on their exciting new ESRC funded New Investigator Grant ‘Mediation of medical treatment disputes: a therapeutic justice model’. The role is funded for four days a week for a fixed term of 24 months.
Duties of the Role
The Senior Research Officer will be assisting with this project which draws on existing research from the mediation and Therapeutic Justice fields to consider whether, and to what extent, mediation might be a more therapeutic form of dispute resolution in the context of medical treatment disputes. The Senior Research Officer will assist with all aspects of the research, including the development of project materials, literature review, ethical approvals, data collection and analysis, and publications. They will also assist the PI with day to day management of the project throughout. The successful candidate can be based remotely within the UK, with requirements to meet in person only as needed occasionally for the project. The role will also allow the candidate to develop their own research publications and interests alongside the project and there may also be opportunities to teach in the department if desired. Please see a full list of key responsibilities listed in the jobpack.
Skills and qualifications required
The successful candidate must have, or be close to completion of, a relevant doctoral level degree in law, sociology or any related social science fields, or equivalent professional experience or practice.
It is essential that they can evidence a developing research agenda in their chosen field, together with experience of working with developing and/or maintaining research resources used within a Department or wider user community external to the Department. The successful candidate will also have experience of using social science methods for research, for example qualitative methods used in a socio-legal context. However, the ESRC is funding full training for candidates to develop these skills as part of the role.
They will have strong communication skills, and ideally have an understanding of or interest in healthcare law and/or mediation and/or alternative dispute resolution.
Please see full list of essential criteria in the ‘Person Specification’.
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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