Newcastle University Research Fellow (Digital Social Care) - D51021R

Newcastle University - Department of Computing Science

Salary: £26,829 to £41,709 (Grade F)
£39,324 to £52,793 (Grade G)

Are you a future research leader and looking for a post that prepares you for a successful academic career?

Newcastle University is committed to attracting potential research leaders in Computer Science from around the world to advance their careers at Newcastle University. We are offering a five-year research fellowship in Digital Social Care. The fellowship provides the opportunity to transfer to an open-ended academic position depending on performance. Our fellowships are aimed at early career researchers who have a developing reputation for high quality innovative research.

The School of Computing Science is one of the best-funded computer science departments in the UK, ranked first in the country for the economic and societal impact of its research and ranked in the Times Higher World Top-100 in computer science. In 2017, the School will move to a new £58m purpose-built building for multidisciplinary research and teaching, giving you the opportunity to develop new lines of collaborative research alongside sustainability, cyber-physical, transport and urban systems laboratories. You would join Open Lab, one of the five research groups in the School. Open Lab is home to Newcastle University’s digital civics initiative (, which includes an active program of research in digital social care that the fellow will be expected to contribute to.

The School of Computing Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and received a Bronze Athena SWAN Award in 2015 for its action plan to improve the representation of women in the workplace. Our analysis shows that diverse and equal representation in higher education reduces dramatically after PhD/postdocs. These research fellowships have been designed to allow individuals to focus on establishing a robust research reputation early in their academic career, to the long-term benefit of their personal life-work balance. We are keen to enhance the inclusive and diverse nature of the community within the School and would particularly encourage female candidates to apply for this post.

You will have or be close to completing a PhD in a relevant discipline and may have post-doctoral experience. During the fellowship you will be supported and mentored to meet your potential and you will be offered the opportunity to transfer to an open-ended academic appointment at the end of the fellowship term (depending on performance). Competitive start up packages that take due account of your personal situation are also available.

When applying, please attach your CV with publications and a covering letter.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Patrick Olivier (Director of Open Lab, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics and the EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre), or Prof Aad van Moorsel, Head of the School of Computing Science, e-mail:

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The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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