Postdoctoral Researcher in Nursing & Clinical Sciences

Bournemouth University - Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to undertake a significant role in the delivery of high-quality outputs for the Research Excellence Framework and contribute to the writing of applications for prestigious research funding. Based in the Department of Nursing and Clinical Studies this is an opportunity for a competent researcher to undertake work with researchers that will be submitting to UOA 3 (Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy) in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

You will plan, develop and engage in the high-quality research projects underway by embedding your research expertise into the life of the Faculty. You will review our body of research to identify opportunities for academic publishing, the dissemination of research findings, and future research funding. You will then work with staff to produce high-quality peer reviewed outputs for publication and support the development and submission of external research funding proposals. You will undertake internal peer review of draft outputs for academic colleagues and provide input and advice for publications. You will contribute to Bournemouth University’s reputation as a leading centre for Health and Social Sciences research.

You will have demonstrable research experience in research communication and a good publication record.  In addition, you need to be self-motivated and able to work using your own initiative as well as in a team. You will need highly developed communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

The post is available on a 24-month fixed term contract basis.

For further information and discussion, please contact Dr Katherine Curtis, Head of Department Nursing and Clinical Sciences, (email:

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference HSS138.

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfil their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research and the latest thinking. We provide a powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience.

Closing date:  (Midnight) 10 January 2018

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