Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Oral Health Inequalities

University of Plymouth - Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is sought for a new PDSE-funded research project: Impact of a Community and patient centred dental school on the existence and gradient of Oral health inequalities in Devon and Cornwall (ICOD project). The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry are committed to research excellence with a recent £25 million investment in staff and facilities.

You will leading be a new PDSE-funded research project ICOD project under the supervision of Dr. Mona Nasser. You will be working with other academics in the Dental School, Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE), local NHS authorities and other relevant organisations to evaluate the impact of the school and PDSE on oral health inequalities in Devon and Cornwall. The overall aim of ICOD project is to evaluate the impact of PUPSMD and PDSE on the existence and gradient of oral health inequalities in Devon and Cornwall. The project involves conducting a systematic literature review, collecting data from local authorities, analysing the data to measure oral health inequalities and conduct interviews with different stakeholders in the region on their perception on oral health inequality. You will be involved in other relevant projects, writing grant proposals and research articles.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduate with a PhD in a relevant field (or equivalent doctoral degree) with an interest in oral health inequalities.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Mona Nasser at (

This is a full time post working 37 hours on a fixed term basis of 2 years or part time working a minimum or 18.5 hours for 4 years.

Closing date: 12 midnight, Monday 2 January 2017

Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this position.

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

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