Postgraduate Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:£31,411
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Exeter (Hybrid)


From £31,411 on Grade E (PDRA) and £39,745 up to £42,155 on Grade F (PDRF) depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Postgraduate Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job description

Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

Department of Health & Community Sciences

PenCRU (Peninsula Childhood Disability Research Unit)

This full time, National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded post is available from Jan 2023 until 31 Dec 2023 in the first instance.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours (0.5FTE minimum) or job-sharing arrangements.

Applicants must state whether applying full or part-time and whether applying at the level of PDRA or PDRF.

The post

We are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow or Research Associate to join the Peninsula Childhood Disability Research Unit (PenCRU) team led by Professor Chris Morris

The successful applicant will co-lead qualitative research relating to our Healthy Parent Carers programme, as well as contributing to other activities of the research unit. The post involves delivering research commissioned by NIHR exploring two issues related to Healthy Parent Carers and other parent carer-focused interventions:

  • How should we measure the impact of Healthy Parent Carers programme by asking which aspects of health are most important to parent carers?
  • How can we ensure that a diverse group of parent carers can access and engage with the Healthy Parent Carers programme?
  • The role involves working in partnership with families, clinicians, charities and researchers. You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, together with the ability to organise and motivate others. You will also demonstrate flair, enthusiasm, innovation and leadership when faced with challenges and will provide strategic, tactical and operational management skills in the planning and execution of the project.

    This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

    About you

    The successful applicant will:

  • have experience of using qualitative research methods, ideally in health research
  • have knowledge and understanding of evaluating outcome measures is desirable, as is experience of conducting research with diverse and under- served populations
  • 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.
  • We are seeking applicants who have relevant PhD (or nearing completion) or equivalent research experience managing major research projects to completion. Candidates must possess sufficient specialist knowledge in health services research, particularly qualitative research.

    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 Devon

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).

    Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (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

    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. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Chris Morris [email protected]

    Interviews are likely to take place via Teams on the 14th December.

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