Alzheimer’s Society Clinical Training Fellows

Job Title: Alzheimer’s Society Clinical Training Fellows
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Exeter
Salary: £26,495 - £36,613
Job Published: March 21, 2018 16:53

Job Description

P62127 Alzheimer’s Society Clinical Training Fellows  

University of Exeter Medical School and

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

The three full-time posts are available from October 2018 for a period of three years.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

The post

The University of Exeter has been awarded a three year Clinical Training Partnership Grant by the Alzheimer’s Society (Title: Intervention development for Alzheimer’s Clinical Training (INTERACT)) to start in October 2018 under the guidance of Professor Linda Clare (Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia) and Professor Clive Ballard (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Age Related Diseases). 

Three research posts are now available for qualified health professionals to undertake PhDs as part of this award and applications are invited for these three posts which will focus on the following projects:

Project 1: Identifying and addressing difficulties with awareness in early-stage dementia.

Project 2: Adjusting to the diagnosis of dementia.

Project 3: Engagement and feasibility of an evidence-based activity toolkit for people with severe dementia living in care homes.

The posts will be based in the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH), which is a joint venture between the School of Psychology, the University of Exeter Medical School and PenCLAHRC. REACH is also linked with the University’s Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health and with the Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health at the Australian National University.

About you

Applications for these posts are welcomed from suitably qualified and experienced clinical professionals (such as but not limited to clinical psychology, occupational therapy, medicine, nursing).

You will:

  • Be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies
  • Be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

Informal Enquiries

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Linda Clare (please do so via Professor Clare’s PA: Annette Wolske ( Tel: 01392 726229

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The starting salary will be from £26,495 on Grade E, up to £36,613 on Grade F depending on level of appointment based on qualifications and experience.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.