Principal Research Fellow (fixed term, part time)

University of Nottingham

Medical Science & Graduate Entry Med

Location: UK Other
Salary: £49,772 to £59,400 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the above post based primarily at the Royal Derby Hospital Centre. 

Over the past decade the University of Nottingham has undertaken a strategic expansion of teaching and research in Derby, where a £12m building houses part of the School of Medicine. The education activities of the Division of Graduate Entry Medicine encompasses the first 18 months of the Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) programme, a BSc (Hons) programme in Medical Physiology & Therapeutics and a Foundation Year for Medicine (

We are currently seeking to employ a Research Fellow, with knowledge of admission strategies and widening participation in medical schools, to lead a Health Education England funded study. The post-holder will work alongside a dedicated Medical Outreach Development Officer.

The successful candidate will be required to take lead responsibility for the project, to manage staff and to direct the development of the activity including establishing General Practice work experience placements for secondary school children. Duties will include initiating project partnerships with Primary Care, recruiting project participants, directing project evaluation, monitoring and outcome dissemination and further developing widening access and outreach activities within the School. Due to the nature of the project, a willingness to work flexibly in terms of hours and duties, and an ability to travel between campuses and within Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire is essential. A contribution to teaching within the School is also expected.

Candidates must have a PhD in a health or health-related area. It is essential they have skills in using widening access criteria to identify and validate individual backgrounds. Experience in leading projects in admissions or widening access in medicine, working with general practices, and possessing the strategic vision to relate the project to regional and national initiatives is also essential.

Fellowship or equivalent of professional bodies and a peer-reviewed history of research publications related to admissions and/or widening participation in medicine is desirable

This is a Fixed Term, Part-Time contract (7.25hrs per week i.e. 0.2FTE) and expires on 31 October 2018.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Gwen Hughes, School of Medicine, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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