Centre for Medical History, College of Humanities, University of Exeter
Closing date: 20th September 2013
Research Fellow (Ref. P45359) £32,267, Grade F
The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to participate in an interdisciplinary research project led by Professor Mark Jackson. This full time, permanent post, initially funded by the Wellcome Trust, is available from 1 st January 2014.
Associate Research Fellow (Ref. P45358) £24,766, Grade E
The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support the work of Professor Mark Jackson. This full time Wellcome Trust funded post is available from 1st January 2014 until 31st December 2016..
Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in one or more disciplines within the medical humanities and social sciences to work with Professor Mark Jackson on an interdisciplinary Wellcome Trust funded research project entitled `Lifestyle, health and disease: changing concepts of balance in modern medicine'. Incorporating methods and approaches from across the humanities, arts and social sciences, this project explores three key aspects of formulations of balance in modern medicine:
The development, application and reception of scientific theories of neurological balance as well as therapeutic strategies for attaining bodily balance.
Scientific and clinical accounts and patient experiences of coping with mental illness and maintaining work-life balance.
Arguments about the relationship between ecological balance and the prevention of chronic diseases, including mental illness, obesity and heart disease.
The research project involves collaboration between historians of medicine and colleagues in Psychology, the University of Exeter Medical School, and the European Centre for Environment and Human Health.
We are seeking applicants with outstanding research potential who can develop their own research agendas but also contribute to the research team. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in one or more disciplines within the medical humanities and social sciences.
For further information please contact Professor Mark Jackson, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01392) 723003.
HOW TO APPLY FOR BOTH POSITIONS:
Please send your CV, covering letter and the details of three referees, along with a completed application and equal opportunities form to Kerrie Brealy, College of Humanities Dean's Office ( email@example.com ) quoting the relevant job reference in all correspondence.
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