Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd
Involving Young People Research Officer
Closing date: 09 August 2011
Duration: Fixed-term until 31 December 2013
Hours of work: This is a full-time position of 35 hours per week
Date of appointment: This post is available from 1 August 2011
Salary: ??29,972 – ??35,788 per annum (grade 6)
This is a unique opportunity to play a lead role in the development, implementation, support and evaluation of young people’s involvement in research to improve the health and well being of young people. Working within DECIPHer, a UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research and engaging with a wide portfolio of projects supported by PHIRN, the Public Health Improvement Research Network, the post will involve;
(i) the strategic and operational facilitation of young people’s involvement in research on the development and evaluation of interventions to improve health and health related behaviour;
(ii) research and evaluation of the best ways of involving young people in a wide variety of research, in different contexts and using different research designs.
The post will be ideally suited to candidates with experience and knowledge, ideally in a health context, of both young people’s involvement in services or research, as well as in research or service evaluation.