Graduate Research Assistant/ Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter
February 14, 2024
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Exeter (Hybrid)


Salary will be from 32,332 on Grade E per annum pro rata subject to knowledge, skills and experience.



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Graduate Research Assistant/ Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


The post

The Faculty wishes to recruit a part-time (7 hours per week) Graduate Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr Aseel Mahmoud. This MENA Global Partnership funded post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis until 30th July 2024 in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Exeter.

This post is hybrid and can be fully remote if the postholder cannot travel to St Luke's campus.

This post is funded by Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Global Partnership Fund for a collaborative programme of research in pharmacy practice research. The ultimate aim of the proposed programme of research is to extend pharmacists' roles in asthma management in Gulf countries in order to improve patients' outcomes, including improving asthma symptoms' control, and quality of life and decreasing the risk of asthma attacks and related hospital admissions.

The postholder will work under supervision of Dr Aseel Mahmoud, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and be a part of Exeter and Gulf Pharmacy Practice Collaboration (ExeG PPC) that involves academics and researchers from Exeter, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to conduct and analyse survey.

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

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 Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 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 and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    For further information please contact Dr Aseel Mahmoud, e-mail [email protected]

    The closing date for completed applications is 14 th February 2024. Interviews are expected to take place soon after.

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