We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Fellow to join Simon Cohn (LSHTM) and Erica Borgstrom (Open University) on an ESRC funded study that will look at end of life care. The project is committed to applying social theory in order to interrogate how people make sense of the different forms of care involved, and in particular how people and systems distinguish between acts of doing, not doing and cases of medical neglect.
A core part of the work will be to conduct, largely independently, an ethnographic study within a local London hospital – shadowing palliative care staff, attending meetings, observing routine practice, and talking to patients and their relatives. In addition, the post-holder will assist organising and running a series of workshops, which are intended to draw on preliminary findings in order to revise them further, and instigate practical outputs for non-academic audiences.
The successful candidate will be expected to have submitted their PhD and to have a strong academic record in a relevant social science subject, such as medical anthropology or sociology. Experience of qualitative research in a hospital setting is desirable, as is experience of presenting research findings.
The post is full time and based in London for 30 months.
Salary: £38,533 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed