Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

This Halpin Trust funded post is available immediately for two years to participate in our feasibility trial entitled ‘Enhancing the diagnostic pathway for dementia using DECODE’.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality.

The post

The post will involve taking responsibility for the organization and administration of the feasibility trial, and overseeing the initial implementation and evaluation of our novel decision support software for dementia identification. This will involve working proactively with a wider academic and NHS team to ensure the highest standards of research governance and delivery of the project on time and to budget.

The successful applicant will hold an honorary contract with Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) and will work closely with the Chief Investigator Dr David Llewellyn. They will also be supported by highly experienced clinicians and academics from the University of Exeter Medical School and DPT.

About you

You will be able to provide expertise in trial/study management and outcomes/process evaluation. Alternatively, we would consider splitting this post into two part-time posts if two candidates with complementary expertise apply. Expertise in dementia research is desirable, though not essential, although we would expect the successful candidate to be genuinely interested in older adults and this area of medicine. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. You will provide trial management expertise to ensure the smooth running of the study in accordance with the study protocol, ethical and regulatory approvals, and relevant legislation.

You should have an excellent understanding of clinical research and outcomes/process evaluation, including qualitative methods such as interviewing. You must be able to work independently and collaboratively and manage your own workload. The ability to travel is important to enable site visits across Devon.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research.
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly.
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development.
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.
  • A beautiful campus

For further information please contact Dr David Llewellyn or (01392) 726018.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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