Anthropologist Simon Roberts at INTEL in Ireland asked me to blog about this job offer (pdf) that actually is a good example of applied anthropology. "The jobs will suit people who are interested in working at the exciting intersection of technology, medicine, gerontology and policy", he writes:
Successful candidates would undertake ethnographic research with three ageing cohorts, mainly in the Dublin area. They would also examine the wider contexts of ageing in Ireland - community services/projects.
Their research would inform the work of world class clinicians and technologists who are developing technologies of a preventative and diagnostic nature - for use both within a clinical and domestic setting.
The researchers will be expected to produce agenda setting research, which influences the design of tools and interventions suitable for ageing populations and communicate their work and findings to TRIL members and a broader audience through peer reviewed journals and other means.
The jobs are based in the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology in Galway.
The jobs have arisen due to the recent announcement by Intel and the Irish Government of a research collaboration, known as TRIL Centre. TRIL is a multidisciplinary research programme is underpinned by open source technology platform development and informed by ethnographic research of ageing and healthcare.
>> read the job advert (pdf)
We know Simon Roberts from his former blog Ideas Bazaar.
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