Postdoctoral Research Associate in Modern Social/Health History

L0044863 Willis's cigarettes card Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images A man with his arm in a sling - a triangular bandage for the shoulder. 1913 Triangular bandage for the shoulder / W.D. & H.O. Wills (Firm) Published: [1913] Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

L0044863 Willis’s cigarettes card 1913
Credit: Wellcome Library, 

We are looking to recruit a Research Assistant for 12 months Full Time for an AHRC funded project based at the University of Hull.

The successful candidate will work on a project entitled ‘Crossing Boundaries: The History of First Aid in Britain and France, 1909-1989’. The post is based at the University of Hull, working with the Principal Investigator, Dr Rosemary Wall. However, the Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) will also benefit from the mentorship of the Co-Investigator, Professor Barry Doyle, at the University of Huddersfield, and the project team will meet together at least once every six weeks.

With a PhD in History, History of Medicine or a cognate discipline, the successful candidate will have reading knowledge of French, and will ideally be experienced in oral history research.

Research will include visiting archives and libraries in Paris and two other French cities, as well as archives in Britain.

The role requires understanding of twentieth-century social history as the PDRA will research and co-author at least one journal article on the impact of war and society on the policy, knowledge and practice of first aid.

The PDRA will also have the opportunity to propose and write a single-authored journal article which directly expands the goals of the project.

In addition, the PDRA will assist with:

  • Oral history research and transcription
  •  recording and transcribing witness seminars to which current and past practitioners and policy makers will contribute
  • co-organising engagement events such as a project conference and a forum,
  • writing several blog posts for the project website.
Reference:  FA0162
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department:  History
Salary:  £32,600 to £37,768 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 May 2016

For further details of the post and how to apply go to

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