Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher Posts in dementia care and technology (fixed term)
University of Nottingham, Department of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology
United Kingdom

Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher Posts in dementia care and technology (fixed term)


Closing Date
Friday, 31st May 2019

Job Type

Psychiatry & Applied Psychology

£30,805 to £36,760 per annum in accordance with the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie financial guidelines for this scheme

Applications are invited for two posts to work with Professors Martin Orrell and Justine Schneider as part of a European-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN), “DISTINCT”. Successful applicants will also register for a PhD at the University of Nottingham.


The DISTINCT (Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology)network comprises of ten world-leading research organisations plus IDES, an enterprise for technology, research and care, as well as nine partner organisations including Alzheimer Europe, Alzheimer’s Disease International, the World Occupational Therapists Federation, two other major universities and three other enterprises. DISTINCT works with INTERDEM (Early detection and timely INTERvention in DEMentia), a large international collaboration enabling training and development opportunities for all grades of researcher from PhD students to senior academics to develop capacity for future research in dementia care.


The overarching research goal of the DISTINCT project is to improve of the usability of technology in dementia care by evaluating its effectiveness and implementation issues in relation to social health. A total of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be hosted across the network and will work in research, a network-wide training program, public engagement activities and collaboration with network partners through short-term secondments in European industrial/academic partner laboratories. Candidates interested in more than one position need to apply separately to each centre hosting ESRs and a final decision will be taken together on the day of the interview. Details of all DISTINCT ESR projects can be found at:


Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: ( In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the (host country) UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment. During registration candidates are asked to submit an updated copy of their Curriculum Vitae (max. two A4 pages), a motivation letter for the post (max. one A4 page), proof of English language requirement (IELTS: minimum overall score 7.0, and minimum of 6.0 in each subset), and any additional documents requested by individual institutions hosting ESRs.


These full-time posts will be available from September 2019 and are each offered on a fixed-term 36 month contract. Both posts benefit from a highly competitive and attractive salary, plus mobility and family allowances as applicable. The two Nottingham-based projects are: Adapting Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) technology for dementia (ESR1), and Improving peer support for people with Young Onset Dementia (ESR 2). More information on the projects can be found at:


The University of Nottingham values diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing women's careers in science. You can read more about what this means at:


Informal enquiries may be addressed to the programme manager, Dr Orii McDermott ( Formal applications must be made through the University’s online application system.


The interviews to be held in London on 1 & 2 July 2019.


Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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