Research Fellow - 26 Month Fixed Term Contract

Edinburgh Napier University - School of Health and Social Care

Further your Research Career with Edinburgh Napier University

Why Join Us?
Edinburgh Napier is one of the largest providers of nursing and midwifery education in Scotland; with a further significant profile across the wider UK and a strong transnational education portfolio. Uniquely, in Scotland, the School offers midwifery and all four fields of practice in nursing: adult, child health, mental health and learning disabilities.

We are committed to growing our academic reputation and providing an unrivalled student experience. The School is structured into 8 themes that signify our areas of strength and growth, these consist of programmes of education, research, enterprise (CPD and Consultancy) and professional practice.

What Are We Looking For?
We are looking for a research fellow to join us on a fixed term contract basis to support our Long Term Conditions theme, assisting us to build on our research capacity. The successful individual will work on existing cardiovascular disease and/or ageing projects, supporting researchers to write grants and publish papers. They will be given further support to enable them to develop their own research proposals and build a research profile nationally and internationally.

Key duties will include developing research protocols with senior researchers, recruiting participants, conducting interviews, gathering questionnaire and patient record data, and undertaking data analysis, report writing and dissemination.

Candidates will be ambitious and enthusiastic and will bring experience or a strong interest within research into cardiovascular disease and/or ageing. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area, experience of quantitative data collection and analysis, knowledge of working in healthcare environments, and an ability to engage with patients with Long Term Conditions and their families. Qualitative or mixed methods experience is desirable. A healthcare qualification would also be an advantage.

View the full role description here.

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to supporting equality in the workplace and encourages diversity. We currently hold a bronze Athena SWAN institutional award.

How Will We Reward You?
The University offers an extensive personal benefits package, as well as discounted membership to our innovative gym & leisure facilities across various campuses.

Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

Interviews will likely be held on 22nd September 2017.

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