Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 10 Nov 2021

College of Medicine & Health

This part-time (0.8 FTE) post is available from 1st  February 2022 to 31st  March 2023.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the DREAM study developing digital and enhanced assessment and management of older people living with frailty in non-hospital settings. The successful applicant will contribute to evidence synthesis, qualitative research and stakeholder engagement in close collaboration with the project partners based in the South West, Northern England and London.

The post will include (a) conducting mapping reviews to identify if and how procedures could be undertaken remotely or using digital technology; (b) undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis, including developing a protocol, ethics application, conducting interviews with older people, family members, health and care professionals to establish the feasibility and acceptability of eCGA; (c) supporting stakeholder engagement; (d) contributing to the development of a programme theory and logic model.

About you

You will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

You will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in applied health and qualitative research and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. You will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to conduct high quality primary qualitative research, evidence synthesis and stakeholder engagement.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave  (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devo

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community

Further Information

For further information please contact Prof Vicki Goodwin, e-mail  or Dr Julia Frost email  

The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 10th  November 2021.  Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 18th  November (to be confirmed).

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